To redeem the time

to make the best use of it.

See also: Redeem

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Given that churches today, as Tisby notes, "remain largely segregated," what can be done to redeem the time? His answer is for Christians to become more aware of the reality of a compromised church, develop relationships with people of races other than their own, and commit to working for reconciliation both individually and as a faith community.
Sometimes there's not a scruple of imaginative verve to redeem the time lost, enduring the traffic to find some godforsaken location showing the work of an artist of whom you've never heard.