Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Eugene Peterson on Busyness

(In honor of devotions at work this morning...)


How does busyness affect our spiritual lives?

"Busyness is the enemy of spirituality. It is essentially laziness. It is doing the easy thing instead of the hard thing. It is filling our time with our own actions instead of paying attention to God's actions. It is taking charge."

(Subversive Spirituality, 237)

"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-2

1 comment:

goodnight moon said...

That really says it all. Thanks for the reminder.