Over the past week I have noticed a number of people whose lives appear to be as out of control as mine.
There was the woman early Wednesday morning on her way to work, I suppose--it was still dark. She drove down Peak Street toward Central Expressway at break-neck speed while trying to apply her makeup, including mascara. How do you manage the bumps on a street in such terrible condition with a sharp object that close to your eyeball???
A bit later in the week I drove up behind a guy in an overloaded SUV--looked like the rear was packed with softball equipment. He was driving with one hand down an incredibly crowded service road. In his other hand he sported an electric razor. He was shaving on the way to work or wherever it was that he was headed. He seemed to be doing a great job, though I'm not sure how he could see the road with his head thrown back so far as he worked on his neck!
I'm one to talk.
Multi-tasking is out of control in my life. How about you?
Where is the Sabbath rest we were commanded to observe in childhood? I've never been an advocate of placing the 10 Commandments in public places, but maybe I've been all wrong!
Am I the only one who is facing the fact that we need some down time? Some simple rest?
Why do we keep packing more and more activity into the same, increasingly cramped schedules?
Think about it.
With each new efficiency we don't find a way to rest, we simply shoehorn more into our days.
I think we need to stop it.
How about you?
When you answer, please speak up as I'm listening to Meet the Press, brushing my teeth and glancing at the morning news while typing and getting dressed for church this morning.
Bishops, District Superintendents and Change
5 weeks ago