To Everything There Is a Season

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


In the late sixties, Pete Seeger recorded a hit song called "Turn! Turn! Turn!" The words are from the Bible. The third chapter of Ecclesiastes says, "For everything there is a time and a season."

This New Year, let's pause to reflect on that wisdom. As we move through life, change comes to us. We see it in the seasons. We experience it as we grow older. Life brings both joy and challenge. Each takes its turn.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. As we celebrate the arrival of 2007, allow yourself a time to recollect and reconnect. As Seeger wrote, "There is a time for every purpose under heaven." Every turning can enrich the high calling of our daily work.

Editors' note: Howard Butt, Jr. (1927-2016) wrote this reflection for an early incarnation of The High Calling's website. We share it with you today to celebrate the arrival of 2018.