Today is the third day since my cell phone has gone missing. I used to have it in one of my hands constantly prior to that unfortunate moment of separation.Today after having searched almost exhaustively, I have slowed the pace and resignation is beginning to creep in. A special Saint whom I shamefully remember only when lost things haunt me, has been on speed dial since the loss.
Plus points of this hiatus : I realized I used to use the phone for good and not just for endless mindless Insta-browsing ;)
cons: well I used it for- way tooo much filling-in of in-between times.
But now I 'm obsessing over finding it and I realize I should be obsessing over pleasing God and executing His will: single mindedly. Focus is easily given whole heartedly and single mindedly to the cell phone, to shopping ,to baking,to cooking, to laundering ,to child rearing but to the most important thing,well as long as it's not too urgent (the urgency is only definite when time ceases and we cross over into Eternity.)... we just can't bring ourselves to focus on it.
In our addiction to adrenaline, we have forgotten the importance of sober, unrushed ,premeditated action toward nothing immediate or instantly visible. We try to build Rome in a day, try to burn off all our fat in half a day and by-heart whole syllabi in the midnight hour .It seems to us that if it is not urgent,it need not demand our immediate attention.And often the most important things,like the salvation of our souls and the fulfilment of our missions are the least urgent and get pushed and pushed till we lose both soul and the opportunity to be missionary.
Are you doing something for the least person you know... that would be someone somewhere awaiting your service to experience God for the first time (maybe).If Yes! then not to worry you are doing right by your soul and mission.Do it always.DO it single mindedly.DO IT whole heartedly! :)