Deut. 18:15-20
1 Cor. 7:32-35
Mark 1:21-28

My schedule has been very full lately; all good things with interesting people. In fact it seems as though there is no lack of good things to read, interesting places to go, and amazing talks to be heard. Some mornings I hear myself address the Creator of All in the following manner, “Okay God, I am going to take a little time right now to breathe and be conscious of you, but today is busy and it may not be until tomorrow that I have time to listen to your part!”

In the second reading from 1st Corinthians Paul invites us to be free of anxieties. He suggests that the unmarried have more time just to be anxious about their focus on God, while the partnered must worry about their loved one(s) in addition to their relationship with God.

For me it is often that human relationship that reminds me of the God presence. It is the child or baby that does or says something that shakes me out of my “busy” adult mind long enough to breathe, to laugh, to remember the God who isn’t limited by my lopsided prayer boundaries!

This week I shall look beyond my anxieties and limitations to experience this loving God in all.