Life is crazy right now. Not bad, just crazy. I’m working a lot. I’m home with X. during the day. I’m writing and prepping for Sunday at night. I have activities, commitments and I’m busier now than I was when I was working full time. These things have left me contemplating choices. I wonder where I am being called next. I am not sure where life is leading me.
Yesterday afternoon I decided to take a break from all of that. I strapped X. into his stroller and we went off on an adventure. We usually adventure throughout the week but this was different. We disappeared from the world for a few hours and it was wonderful. I took some pictures. We hit the swings. We stopped at the lake and soaked up the beauty that surrounds our home.
When I came home, I realized how important time away is. I felt refreshed. All it took was a simple break. No connection with the outside world. With no bulletins, no crises, and no writing to do I was able to relax and enjoy the day. It was wonderful.
When I look at the life of Jesus, I can see that he knew when to take a break. After feeding the 5000 he went off on his own for a time of prayer and silence. I need to learn from this. I need to take breaks. I have to start taking time for myself to recharge and regenerate after a busy week. From now on Mondays are sacred. They will be a time to read, reflect and pray. I will enjoy time with my son, and just do what I want to do. We all need a Sabbath sometimes. I think this will be wonderful.