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Taking A Pause

As Christians move into the three most important days in our church life, its good to take a pause.  This goes for you and me too.  We all lead such busy lives, and it’s easy just keep running from thing to thing, place to place, each and every day.

When I met with a group of guys last Sunday night to talk about the formation of a men’s group, those with small children said that the only time they could consistently meet would be Sunday nights, because its one of the few free blocks on their calendars.  That’s pretty much the same for the college students who want to join us.  We’re busy, our kids our busy, our friends are busy.

For many people, myself included, we can easily leave God out of our daily living. Sure, we may go to church on Sundays, but that’s about it.  Loyola Press has a great website called Other 6, where people are encouraged to talk about where they find/need God the other six days of the week.  It’s a terrific reminder to each of us.

Please consider blocking out some time during the next three days.  Use those hours (or maybe minutes) to take a pause from your busy-ness.  Visit a church.  Go to a park.  Sit in your backyard. Walk on the beach.  Bring some spiritual reading with you.  Bring nothing.  Just do it.

Use the time to think about all the gifts we have been given, and how we’ve used/misused those gifts.  St. Ignatius would call this an examen.  Give it a try.

My prayer for you these days is that you would find God in all things, and that each of us would take a pause each day and use the time wisely.  I hope it goes well for you 🙂

By seedthrower1

I'm passionate about helping people realize that God wants to make something new of them and bring about a permanent transformation in their lives: body, mind, and spirit.

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