There Is A Time for Everything 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. 你对这首诗有什么感觉?同意还是不同意?为什么?

  2. 作者在第一节中谈论什么?

  3. 你是否觉得你可以控制一切的时间?哪些是你可以控制的?哪些是你不可以控制的?

  4. 你是怎么来对付那些不能由你控制的事情的?

  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?


http://www.salt-and-light.org/Audio/ThereIsATimeForEverything.mp3

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. How do you think of this poem? Do you agree with it or not? Why?

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

  3. Do you think that you could control all the timing? Which ones you can and which ones you can't not?

  4. For those things that you are not able to control the timing, what do you do?

  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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