So much go in life. Plenty articles and stories and studies exist discussing our current culture’s obsession with go-ness: our self-worth built upon the number of full slots in our calendar, or feeling like losers if we are available for a new Friday night plan on Friday afternoon, or assuming that those who only work a 40 hour work week are not working enough, or (my favorite) making our employees feel guilty for taking a day off. But most of us know we need more slow and a little less go. But how can we choose to embody that choice this season? If it’s difficult for you to naturally find slow space, schedule slow space—mark next Wednesday evening as unavailable and have a date with your favorite book. Attempt to recognize that your needs, be they an introverted desire for still quiet moments in your bedroom or extroverted needs for a lingering dinner conversation, are ok to pursue. Take a day away – from work or children or stressful relationships—and spend time in beauty.
As a friend put it, how can we go join in with Christ on His journey to the cross? This season, stop and greet the bystanders—be they humans, flowers, or music.