Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Get the bargains first. Take twenty items through the eight line limit. Push through the line-up. Demand our rights. Cut the other car off at the gas station. So we scurry through our day, demanding mini series solutions in a sitcom society.
May I point out that neither miniseries nor situation comedies are real? How sad to reach the end of a day remembering only the hasty moments of line ups, pushing and shoving, cranky clerks and grouchy complaints about slow internet or ‘speed’ dial. Might we instead remember all the people we met at those moments, the small conversations and the cheer we left in our wake?
After all, our lives are real. They are the only lives we ever get. Perhaps they and the people in them deserve more attention than a favourite soap opera. Even the Apostle Paul advocates finish over speed.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7, NIV)
Prayer: Lord, help us see people in the midst of our hurried day and care enough to care. In Christ. Amen.