Time is something we deal with every single day of our lives. But what is it? It is so familiar that we don’t think much of it even though we are constantly looking at our watches and are very conscious of time. But if we take a step back to understand time properly, we can transform the way we look at life.
The Chafetz Chaim once asked someone who had travelled to America what people in America say, and the traveller answered that in America people say “time is money”; the Chafetz Chaim responded, “time is life.” Time is all that life is – the minutes, the hours, the 120 years we have on this earth, please G-d. Life is what we make of time, and so if we understand time, we will understand life.