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Title: It has been before~~~
Tags: time, cycles, philosophy, Ecclesiastes
Blog Entry:      When listening to the oldies song, "As tears go by" I started to think of how the ancient Hebrews looked upon time as cyclical rather than linear as we do in Western thinking. They often would see the past as in front of them rather then behind because the past was more clear than the future. The exact words escape me at the moment. This makes good logic as we have both memories and photos of the past but not the future. They would walk forward of course but with their souls looking on the past. We should do more of this. I see children playing and doing things as if it is all new but it is not. The Book of Ecclesiastes says,  "That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun." We should help one another on this merry go round of life. Pastor zomok