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kairos

A Glimpse of Kairos

In the heart and spirit we are less restricted by time.

We are given glimpses of kairos in our own living, moments that break free of time and simply are.

It is fascinating that music is so bound up with time and yet some of the greatest moments of music are the silences between notes.

We all have moments of kairos, though we seldom recognize them till afterwards.

One such glimpse that I remember with particular delight came after a long and very difficult labour when my doctor and friend dropped a small wet creature between my breasts saying, “Here’s your son, Madeleine.”

And I heard the angels sing.

- Madeleine L’Engle, Glimpses of Grace