Sunday, December 7, 2008

Festive Seasons

It is just unbelievable that 2009 is around the corner! We planned so much, we worked so hard and the time went by quickly we have barely realized it.
Now the Festive Seasons are coming and plans and more plans: Family gatherings, lunch and dinners with clients and co-workers, gifts, cards, celebrations. The diary has never looked so busy as for these last days of the year!
In the midst of so many commitments and responsibilities we tend to loose track of our own needs and, without even noticing, we do everything that will please someone else.
You do not have time for your daily activities, you do not have time to organize your house, and you do not have time to do any shop for yourself. You are mostly focus on what is going on around you and at the end of each day you are so tired, stressed even not knowing why.
This might be a very dear season for you but you are not enjoying the least of it, consumed with so much formality. Stop wandering and make the most out of it.
First of all, what is really important for you, to greet this and that, to give gifts and cards or to show your family members and friends how important they are an that you care for them?
A gift may express some goodness but actions will speak louder. Why not to try something different this year?
Instead of being worn out with physical worries about gifts, cards and celebrations, keep busy with people’s needs and that might be a simple call, a letter of forgiveness, a word of encouragement, a smile, an afternoon tea with only one old friend whom you know is struggling with a problem and has no one else to confide with.
Once Jesus spoke these words to a very busy woman “Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (Luke 10:41-42). Let His words echo in your heart today and make a time for those who really need you and do not forget, make a time for Jesus.

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