What keeps us from loving

... is our busyness.

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Loving takes time. It takes time to have a talk with your spouse. It takes time to play with your child. It takes time to pray, to listen to God’s voice in the silence. It takes time to help someone in need. It takes time to visit someone who is sick.

Time is the currency of love.

But when we are busy with work, with the urgent, but not important matters, or worst, with games or Netflix, our busyness keeps us from spending time with the important people in our lives.

I’m guilty of being too busy at work lately. But, I have to constantly ask myself, “What am I working for?”

I am working for my small family. I am working, hopefully, to glorify God and love Him more.

But no matter how much I say that I love them by working hard for them, nothing can replace the time that I spend with them.

Why are you busy? For whom are you working?

Spend time with them as well.

Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” — Luke 10:40-42

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