Eliminate Hurry

In today’s short #WeekendReflection, I have chosen a quote from Dallas Willard on the topic of “Hurry”. It is easy to be in a hurry to meet deadlines, and to rush for appointments when we slowly return to a “new normal” of coping with the Covid-19 situation wherever we are. In Singapore, during the Circuit Breaker period, many things kind of came to a standstill and people were in less of a hurry. Even the ERP (Electronic Road Pricing) charges, road tolls, were waived because traffic was lessened. The ERP charges will soon be restored as traffic flow has increased and people are again in more of a hurry and rush, especially during peak hours.

There is another quote by John Ortberg which is similar to Dallas Willard’s. “Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. There’s a difference between being busy and being hurried. Busy is a condition of the body having many things to do. Hurry is a condition of the soul in which I am so preoccupied that I cannot be fully present to God or a person. Jesus was often busy, but he was never hurried.”

Pray that as we return to the busyness of life, as things return to a new normalcy, we may learn to “ruthlessly eliminate hurry”. Even as we go about doing the many things that are needful, may we be conscious and attentive to God’s still, small voice. May we be attentive to the needs of our loved ones, and take care of our own needs for rest and solitude too.

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