“Chronos is clocks, deadlines, watches, calendars,
agendas, planners, schedules, beepers. Chronos is time at her worst.
Chronos keeps track. …Chronos is the world’s time. Kairos is
transcendence, infinity, reverence, joy, passion, love, the Sacred.
Kairos is intimacy with the Real. Kairos is time at her best. …Kairos
is Spirit’s time. We exist in chronos. We long for kairos. That’s our
duality. Chronos requires speed so that it won’t be wasted. Kairos
requires space so that it might be savored. We do in chronos. In kairos
we’re allowed to be … It takes only a moment to cross over from
chronos into kairos, but it does take a moment. All that kairos asks is
our willingness to stop running long enough to hear the music of the
“He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.”