I had the chance to spend an hour with a friend this week who I had not been able to connect with for a while. She is having some family struggles and just needed some encouragement.
It was an easy conversation - just catching up and discussing our jobs and life. Some relationships are a delight, some continue only out of obligation. This relationship is a delight!
The whole time she talked I realized how much I value her friendship and how much I would love to spend more time than I do with her. Old feelings of guilt rose to the surface as I realized how much I need these friend relationships and how often I neglect them.
Running is the word that comes to mind when I look at myself. What am I running after ...who is running after me trying to catch up, trying to get just a moment of my time? I don't know because I rarely look back.
I picture Jesus moving slowly. The crowds often surrounded Him as he moved from place to place. I cannot think of any passage of scriptures that make it sound as if He hurried anywhere.
I'm going to try it again - I will begin to walk slowly...ok, maybe slow-er ...and maybe even look back.