I Kings 19:16,19-21; Psalms 16:1-2,5,7-11; Galatians 5:1,13-18; Luke 9:51-62
In recent years, various forms of meditation have been accepted as beneficial, therapeutic approaches for dealing with stress, anxiety, sleep disorders and other common problems. Most of us instinctively know when we need a few minutes alone to decompress — a few minutes of solitude at the end of a hectic day — but we rarely take the time necessary to be alone. It seems the majority of us are still hurried, harried and too busy for self-reflection. Actually, the problem is not lack of time, because we all have 24 hours a day. It is really a matter of priorities. The things at the top of our list get done; the things at the bottom are neglected. So if the need for self-reflection becomes a high priority, we won’t have to find time for it, we will make time for it and let something else go.
Likewise, as a community of Christians, if we will ask ourselves, “What is our Priority Number One?…