January 26, 2008

Interruptions are Good

There have been a couple a times that I realize I wasn't doing what I should do. When I read the Gospel this morning, upon reflection, my guilt for not being gracious at work when I was interrupted while I was attempting to read God's Word. I think I did this twice and now that I recall it I realize I wasn't doing God's Will at the time. It was my not wanting to loose the precious time I was spending on reflecting of our Lord, that in my selfish need to be alone with God that I turned away one of God's own, my neighbor. In His way He was there through them and in my sin I didn't see it that way. Not until I reflected on it this morning. I am thankful that I was able to see my error on those few occasions and thankful it only happened a few times. And even that one time too many is too much. I didn't mind being disturbed while eating, because I always shared what I have, it was when I tried to read and reflect on God's Word that I found being interrupted difficult to swallow. And that is no excuse to be hospitable and gracious, to stop what I was doing and give my (all) attention to the person who came seeking me.

I could think also the other way, that evil is sent to interrupt us at times too. A test to see how we fare in our dealings. It seems it all boils down to how well we love our neighbor in times of reflection, in times of rest and so on. Life gives us lots of interruptions in our daily routine, it's gives us a heads up on how we tackle those interruptions. I didn't do so good on a few, it's recognizing the areas that need to be more in imitation of our Lord and less of myself. I died a little more today and brought more joy to my heart for God's love and his lessons in my life.

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teresa_anawim2 said...

Now that you focus on it, and I think about it, even the evil interruptions can work together for our good...we learn from them how to avoid situations, gauge time better, etc.
All things DO work together for good.
Thanks for bringing this to my mind today, MC!

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

As always a very good meditation..

Marie Cecile said...

Thank you teresa_anawim2 and Jackie. You have a great smile jackie, never stop smiling.

Gabrielle said...

These "being interrupted" lessons are ones I have to be more attentive to also, mc. Sometimes I get impatient or annoyed; I really like the way you relate it to hospitality.

Marie Cecile said...

Thank you Gabrielle, it never is easy.

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