Finding Kairos in Chronos
I read a gem today in one of my reflection books:
"The clock measures one kind of time, but there are other types as well. As it turns out, not all time is created equal. According to time scholar Arthur Dunn, the Bible distinguishes between chronos and kairos. Chronos is clock time: chronological, measurable, quantity time - where we live. Kairos is significant time: meaningful, vertical, quality time - where Jesus lived. While chronos is occupied with linear measurement of the past, present, and future, kairos is occupied with nonlinear measurements that are event-conscious, life-focused, and meaning-sensitive. Busyness and productivity are usually activities of chronos, while spiritually and relationships are usually activities of kairos."
-excerpt from A Minute of Margin: Restoring Balance to Busy Lives, by Richard A. Swenson, M.D.
This new school year, I hope to focus on the kairos moments while living in the chronos.
What are your goals and dreams for your new school year? I hope you have many kairos moments with your family for the glory of God.