Everything Has Its Season 万事有定时

1

凡事都有定期,

天下万务都有定时。

2

生有时,死有时。

栽种有时,拔出所栽种的,也有时。

3

杀戮有时,医治有时。

拆毁有时,建造有时。

4

哭有时,笑有时。

哀恸有时,跳舞有时。

5

抛掷石头有时,堆聚石头有时。

怀抱有时,不怀抱有时。

6

寻找有时,失落有时。

保守有时,舍弃有时。

7

撕裂有时,缝补有时。

静默有时,言语有时。

8

喜爱有时,恨恶有时。

争战有时,和好有时。




讨论问题:

  1. 这首诗是从哪里来的?谁写的?

  2. 作者在第一节中谈论什么?

  3. 你对这诗里你注意到什么?你注意到事情的时间性吗?

  4. 你对这里所说到的事情中那一件对你特别有感触?你正在经历诗词中的哪些事情?这些诗中所描写的事情中哪一个对你来说最困难的?

  5. 你如何看待变化?你认为这是好事还是坏事?为什么?

  6. 是谁在控制所有这些事情?


1  To everything there is a season,

    A time for every purpose under heaven:

2 A time to be born,

   And a time to die;

A time to plant,

   And a time to pluck what is planted;

3 A time to kill,

   And a time to heal;

A time to break down,

   And a time to build up;

4 A time to weep,

   And a time to laugh;

A time to mourn,

   And a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones,

   And a time to gather stones;

A time to embrace,

   And a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to gain,

   And a time to lose;

A time to keep,

   And a time to throw away;

7 A time to tear,

   And a time to sew;

A time to keep silence,

   And a time to speak;

8 A time to love,

   And a time to hate;

A time of war,

   And a time of peace.


Discussion Question:

  1. Where did this poetry come from?  Who wrote it?

  2. What is the writer talking about in the first verse?

  3. What do you noticed about these passages?  What do you notice about the seasons of things?  

  4. Which of these things jump out at you? Which of these things are you experiencing? Which one of these things is difficult for you?

  5. How do you view change?  Do you see it as a good or bad thing?  Why?

  6. Who is in control of all these things?

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