Saving Time

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Joe Schymeinsky
M. Olesksa: “Saving Time”
Theology 105 A
August 27, 2014

During the reading I found it ironic when Olesksa went into detail about Chronos, this sense of meaningless period and that our days are numbered and will eventually end. It got me thinking about how I was spending my time reading information on time. Time inception, if that makes sense. It then had me thinking about how we spend our time. Especially in relation to a job, we can (almost) always make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you work a 9-5 job, or any job for that matter, you are giving away your time. You are giving away a percentage of your life that you will never get back. That old quote, “the best things you can give someone if your time” makes way more sense now and we should each treasure our time on this earth. When reading about Kairos, it immediately reminded me of high school where I took part of a Kairos retreat. We were kept in isolation from the rest of society and this offered us the time and space to better know ourselves and improve (or build) our personal relationship with God. The connection to Olesksa’s words and my experience on the retreat is that we kept hearing of this phrase, “Live the fourth”. It wasn’t until our last day when were taught that they were referring to the fourth day of Kairos, a time to celebrate our time on Kairos and spread the joy to others. This experience was definitely constructed from the origins of the word Kairos. In fact, “life becomes meaningful and distinctly human,