March 31, 2021

Amy-Jill Levine quote

Years ago, I watched a soap opera called Days of Our Lives, and I still recall the opening line:  "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives."  Time crept very slowly ... I worried about those characters. I also worried about missing an episode. I now have other things to worry about.

Nevertheless, those sands through the hourglass inexorably flow from top to bottom. Jesus says we cannot add more time than the time we have been allotted .... I take Jesus's comment to be one that reminds us of our finitude.  ...  Instead of worrying about death, the entire biblical tradition helps us refocus by telling us to celebrate life.