During Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Benedict encouraged us to make time for God. Of course, that wasn’t all that he said – here is an extract from his sermon:
The great moral question of our attitude toward the homeless, toward refugees and migrants takes on a deeper dimension: Do we really have room for God when he seeks to enter under our roof? Do we have time and space for him?…
The faster we can move, the more efficient our time-saving appliances become, the less time we have. And God? The question of God never seems urgent…
…we are so ‘full’ of ourselves that there is no room left for God… that means there is no room for others either — for children, for the poor, for the stranger.
I don’t intend to add my commentary to his statements. Rather, I want to pose a few questions:
- What do you make time for in your life?
- What do you prioritise?
- What are you committed to?
Maybe you can find some thinking time over the holiday period to reflect on this, then resolve to use the time that you have in a more focused way – based on your own priorities.