Tuesday, July 28, 2015

put Jesus on your calendar

why is it that when we get too busy, the first thing to go is prayer?
doctors appointments, sports, sleeping in...they all become our priority.
And we say, "well, it is summer..."
as if that is okay.

I am just as guilty.
I have not been to daily Mass in nearly a month.
And is it just me, or is receiving the Eucharist just once a week not nearly enough?

And sometimes it is just not possible.
If kids need pick ups or drop offs and you have multiple children to juggle, sometimes it is simply not possible to be at daily Mass.  Unless you are able to bi-locate, which I can not. Yet.

But prayer?
We can always pray.
We can pray everywhere and anywhere.
And we should.
Because the reason we are feeling so overwhelmed, and busy, and so not relaxed this summer, is not because of all of the things we are doing, but rather, it is because of the most important thing we are failing to do at all.


If you have eliminated it from your daily routine this summer, I challenge you to put it back.
Despite what the world, and your calendar tell you, time with Jesus is the only thing you actually really need to make happen today.

Put Jesus on your calendar, and the other stuff will take care of itself.