The lesson we take from Jesus is that in order to be effective in people’s lives, we must make room for quiet time. If a person is going hours on end, several days in a row, they really are feeling the effects of fatigue. The problem arises when one fails to heed the fatigue and rejects the need for quiet time.
One of the ways I prepare myself for writing this column or when officiating at a service, is to spend quiet time. During this time, I reflect on what’s going on within me and around me.
Next week we will deal with the letter R for rest. We will further look at the need for quiet time while we rest.
Through all the clatter and clamor of life, take time out for some quiet so you can learn the importance of clear thinking.
The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, is a Bishop in the Lutheran Orthodox Church and can be reached at 812-614-2160 or through www.doclayne.com. Layne will be guest pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon Sept. 28 and 29, as well as Oct. 5 and 6.