It’s been a while since I last wrote – why? Again, simply because of busy-ness. It’s incredible to think that in a time when we are faced with the most varied and most incredible choices ever, that instead of giving ourselves more space to think we’ve simply turned life into a succession of non-stop events, like one of those disaster movies where you just know something is about to happen! You get up, you go to work, you get home, you collapse in front of the TV, you go to bed…and so on…now, maybe I’m just lazy, but most of the time I just want to sit down and forget about the day. I used to love reading…now I struggle to pick a book up and concentrate for more than 5 minutes. I’m always the one saying ‘I can’t be bothered to go out’ to Kay when she suggests we go for a walk or something.
So it’s easy to understand why people are just so plain tired, and why they don’t want to commit to anything that means getting off their couch. Even if you don’t have a job, are studying or whatever, it’s so much easy to just slink into a comfy seat and ‘switch off’. Why should we bother to put ourselves out when everything we want or need is just a remote control button away? Why seek out quiet time when there’s so much attractive noise around?
Ok, so after all that ranting, what am I going to do about this? Just complain and then settle down? Nope – get out and see the world. Go walking, switch the TV off and pick up a book. Spend much less time online just ‘browsing’ and more time in real life! We recently bought a guide book to the South-West…so we’re gonna become grockels!
The really serious bit is that in being so busy and working so hard, my time with God seems to be the first to slip away. That can’t continue. Otherwise how can I ever claim to be authentic?