It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Chapter 4, Page 19, Book 15

Redeem the time—God only knows
  How soon our little life may close;
  As every passing moment flows,
  Redeem the time!


April 19th - Love redeems

I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love.

Wendell Berry

The word redeem literally means to buy back. It suggests that something has been sold or forfeited in order to pay a debt. When the price of its redemption has been paid, the lost article can be reclaimed.

Beware of wasting the present. Instead of killing time, redeem your spare moments today. We certainly don’t want to be so time conscious that we become driven workaholics, neglecting our families, never relaxing with our friends, too busy to smell the roses or admire a sunset. 

Redeeming the time goes far beyond being efficient. It’s a wonderful phrase that can also be translated making the most of every opportunity.

Don't just count your days, make your days count.

Spring is God's way of saying, 'One more time!’

Robert Orben 


betty said...

I like that thought, don't just count your days, make your days count. It is so true we have to make the most of each opportunity because our days here are so short, even if we live to a long age.


jack69 said...

Redeem the time, what a thought. It is wise to know TIME is limited, we cannot know the limit until it is reached.... SWEET


No question we waste alot of time in our daily lives. Your perfect quote of the day is, "Don't just count your days, make your days count."