Quote by St. Bede on Time!


The present life of men on earth, O king, as compared with the whole length of time which is unknowable to us, seems to me to be like this:  as if, when you are sitting at dinner with your chiefs and ministers in wintertime, …one of the sparrows from outside flew very quickly through the hall; as if it came in one door and soon went out through another.  In that actual time it is indoors it is not touched by the winter’s storm; but yet the tiny period of calm is over in a moment, and having some out of the winter it soon returns to the winter and slips out of your sight.  Man’s life appears to be more or less like this; and of what may follow it, or what preceded it, we are absolutely ignorant.

St. Bede

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