Monday, December 30, 2013

year end perspective

Good evening friends,
Ecclesiastes is a great book for perspective. While it seems pessimistic, it really just helps us see the limits of human work. The end of a year is a time to set goals, but especially to think about lining our life with what really matters.

God bless,

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
The words of the Teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.2Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.3What do people gain from all the toil at which they toil under the sun?

4A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. 5The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hurries to the place where it rises. 6The wind blows to the south, and goes around to the north; round and round goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns. 7All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow, there they continue to flow. 8All things are wearisome; more than one can express; the eye is not satisfied with seeing, or the ear filled with hearing.

9What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun. 10Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has already been, in the ages before us.11The people of long ago are not remembered, nor will there be any remembrance of people yet to come by those who come after them.

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