Wednesday, October 26, 2011

For everything there is a season

A message to my students in Philosophy of Man, St. Paul University QC, Summer 2009, quoting Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Photo by Marlo R Rotor, Bamban Tarlac, 2006

For everything there is a season
And a time for every matter under heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Dedicated to the memory of the late Justice Secretary Sedfrey OrdoƱez, author of Life Cycles, a book that tells us that for everything there is a season. x x x

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