A woman who had been living a very high-pressured life moved with her family from the city to the country. The family had resolved to reduce the stresses and tensions that they had been under by embracing a more easy-going lifestyle.
A neighbor came over to visit the mother one day and noticed something that had been pinned on the family bulletin board. She asked about it and the mother said, “Oh, that’s a poem that represents what our moving here was all about. The poem starts out, ‘Lord, slow me down…’ But I haven’t had time to read the rest of it.”
I suppose we all struggle at times with being too busy. We should take seriously the need to slow down a bit.
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”—Mark 1:35