As I was driving to see my mother a couple of weeks ago (she had surgery and was in the hospital) just outside of Barrie I noticed that there is a church with a big billboard sign on the side of their building that faces Highway 400 that says “Its all about relationships.” What a great sign. It is so true. If I were to summarize the whole Bible in one word, it would be “relationship”. God created you for a relationship with Him and others. I say that because Jesus said, the whole Bible can be summarized in one command, love God and love other people. That phrase “Love your neighbor as yourself,” is found in the Bible nine different times. It seems to me that God is trying to make sure we understand this point.
Isn’t it amazing, when life gets demanding we tend to skim on our relationships?
When life gets busy, why do we tend to cut corners on the thing that is most important in our lives?
It is interesting to me that women do this as well because I was wondering if it is one of those male “traits” to cut corners relationally and become task oriented when things get overwhelming. Obviously not. Thanks for the thoughts.
Confession: I was just looking for the “like” button on this post! Oops – I forgot that this isn’t Facebook!
The strangest thing is that when life gets busy, I find I need other people the most. I am SO guilty of not returning emails or phone calls because I am distracted. I know I am doing myself a disservice – time and time again even a small connection with someone I care about has really lowered my stress level.