I remember meeting him for the first time. He was one of the biggest men I had ever met. Firm handshake, confident voice, and a sloppy dresser, but one of the best “bosses” I would ever have the privilege of working with. One of the things that made him “great” was his penchant for the obvious. When one of his team had issues to deal that required time away from work, his usual response was “life happens, take whatever time you need”.
“Life happens”. You get up in the morning ready for your personal time and before you can stop it, a thought or plan gets deposited in your mind that won’t go away. As hard as you try to push it to the recesses of your brain, it creeps forward every time you blink your eyes. Dagnabit…. Why did I let that get in there!
Now some of you may be more disciplined than I am and can force these kinds of interruptions away, like students who study with the TV on or the radio blaring. I am not one of them. Focus is important for me. Distractions are just that, distractions. I am not good at multi-tasking when it comes to intimate time with Lord.
So, perhaps tonight will be better — Until then…”no soup for you!” MacD.
Father Spirit, help me to not live the day under distraction, but to keep my eyes upon you. Amen.