Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vacationing with the Pope

A few words of wisdom from Pope Benedict. It's nice to remember that all of creation wasn't formed to conform to 21st century American lifestyles. In fact, sometimes these lifestyles, priorities, and burdens our culture serves up may hinder much of what we were supposed to be about. Sure, work needs to happen. Ever since we were informed that by the sweat of our brow we will eat our food until we return to the ground, it's been work, work, work. But sometimes, especially nowadays, it seems that off time (when we take time off without having our laptops and Iphones plugged into the office), can be as hectic and stressful as work. It's nice, just once in a while, to stop. Go outside into nature. Get the kids to run around and play in the cool of the evening, sit on the deck, look up at the night sky through the tree tops, and remember what God has been telling us all along: be still, and know I am God.

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