The Fierce Urgency of What’s Next

In the midst of my preparation for our Advent Journey, I have revisited Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark. This morning, she reminded me:

“By day, I am a servant of the urgent. Nothing important has a chance with me. I am too consumed with the things that must be done to consider whether doing them even matters.

Wow, what a reminder. In the culture of hustle, we move from one thing to the next, checking off our to do list and leaving no time to reflect on whether our to do lists matches the purpose and intention we have for our lives. This is especially prevalent in this season of the culture of hustle where consumerism runs rampant.

What would we choose to do if we didn’t move from one thing to the next? How would we choose to spend our time, our energy, our money?