doing a lot of something

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I have observed something else in this world of ours. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise are often poor, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being at the right place at the right time.

Or as the King James would say

“…but time and chance hapeneth to them all.”

To a larger extent than many of us like to admit or even talk about we don’t believe this. This is not the way we work and not the way we process and understand our world.

And that’s not say that one’s actions don’t matter. Sow and reap still apply.

But it’s just as simple as we live.

The poor aren’t poor because they are dumb or lazy or just not quite as good as you or I are. But wow do we often live that way.

Because if someone was struggling simply because of massive societally and social injustice or “…time and chance…” and not their own doing shouldn’t we be doing something about that? Should we all be doing a lot of something about that?



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