Presence 5: Arts That Inspire Reflection & Prayer

Day 1 of 7 • This day’s reading


So They Say.

Time can fly, drag, change everything,

It waits for no one,

Works wonders,

Heals, apparently.

Time can be bad, borrowed, hard,


Unsurpassed by the present,

A thief, if you’re not careful.

Time can be on your hands, on your side,

Served, hang heavy,

Raced against,

Require desperate measures.

Time can be run out of, be ahead of,

Made up for when lost, 

Faced daily, ripe or rough.

Time passes.

Time can be made, killed, saved,

Played for,

Is of the essence;

And in the end, is the only thing that tells.


Written by Chris Matthews