Title: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society Author: Eugene H. Peterson Publisher: IVP Publishing Date: May 11, 2021 Pages: 224 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-0830848638 “There is nothing else. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life in our day. You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.”1 If you are like me, this stops …
When I think about busyness and reflect on whether my life is getting out of rhythm, I really start to wonder being “busy for the Kingdom” is perhaps harmful. “Doing a little more for Jesus” might mean our rhythm of life is off.
I don’t agree with those who say that busy-ness or the demands of our jobs make it hard for us to live lives of free and gracious giving.
I love being busy, and I need frequent reminders to rest. I’m not the right person to write advice about how to rest well! What I can do, though, is to reflect on the gift of rest–a gift that I have received through others’ generosity and ministry.