Tuning out the noise
A READER ASKS
“Dear Lord, I finally decided to carve out time to get quiet and spend with You in prayer this weekend, and now I feel rotten: My sister is angry because I won’t help at her yard sale, and my pastor reminded me of my ‘duty’ when I said I couldn’t spend Sunday night typing up the church newsletter. How do I push away my worldly guilt to reach an oasis of heavenly peace?”
Wisdom of the Word
Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer. —Paul in 1 Corinthians 7:5
We understand and yet…
We can get so used to serving others’ needs that tending to our own spiritual life with You feels selfish. We are letting them down when we withdraw. What is the fix?