At our recent Community Days gathering I was gently prodded by a line from one of our leadership team. She noted that on retreat she had heard the line: “God forgive me from the sloth of my busy-ness”. I sat up a lot straighter when I heard her say that. If a one word answer describes many of us involved in service/ ministry it is this: How are you? “Busy”! It has made me ponder what is the nature of my busy-ness? Why is it necessary/important to describe my life as busy? What does that say to others who perhaps do not approach me because I appear to be ‘so busy’?
One thing my busy-ness teaches me is that when I am so busy/too busy I often fail to be in the present. I take too little notice of the gift of breathing, of beauty around and within me. It is, for me, a way to avoid the Divine. This awareness is helping me slow down, be more present and move away from this avoidance into the arms of Sacred Love.
KC Young, OP