When We Don’t Want to Slow Down

This week more than any other week during the year, I don’t want to slow down. I want to skip ahead to Sunday morning, to hope and resurrection, especially this year in the midst of all the pain and suffering in the world.

And yet we can’t get to Sunday without walking through Thursday and Friday.

When we don’t want to slow down, often it’s because we have something to learn or relearn. When we want to busy our minds and busy our lives, many times it’s because we don’t want to reflect and remember. But it is in remembering the bread and the cup that Jesus shared with his disciples in that last supper that we find a way of living and transforming.

Rather than hurry through lives rushing from one thing to another, we slow down and remember that we only get once chance at this life. One chance to live meaningful and intentional lives. One chance to love fiercely family and friends. One chance to help those who are suffering.

Because we are dust and to dust we shall return.

May we slow down this week even when we want to hurry through the story to get to the good part. When we try to rush past this part of the story, may life slow us down so we can remember.