Thursday, December 03, 2009

What is missing continued ...

I find it interesting that in such busy lives and at such a busy time of the year we could be missing anything. But maybe the busyness is partially to blame for what we are missing. Maybe we get so caught up in all of our doing that we neglect our being. Maybe we need to be busier being who God created, and called, us to be rather than so much of the doing which is not in line with His call.

It occurs to me that I spend a lot of time doing a lot of things that are good, or at least okay, things but necessarily the most important things in my life. Why do we intellectually acknowledge that our health is really important and then spend so little time actually taking care of our health? Why do we agree that we need to spend time in God's Word and prayer to have a great relationship with Him and then do so little of it? Why do we say that other people really matter and then do so little to help them, or spend so little time with them, or rarely actually listen to them (especially if they don't agree with us)? Why do we claim that our spouse, our children or our grandchildren mean the world to us and then spend so much more time staring at the TV or computer screen than we do looking at them?

I am still wrestling with all of this and much more, but I think I am beginning to grasp some of what is missing. How about you?


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