“For in Him (God) we live and move and have our being.”
One of my favorite spiritual writers is Thomas Kelly. On page 35 of “A Testament of Devotion” he writes:
“There is a way of ordering our mental life on more than one level at once. On one level we may be thinking, discussing, seeing, calculating, meeting all the demands of external affairs. But deep within, behind the scenes, at a profounder level, we may also be in prayer and adoration, song and worship and a gentle receptiveness to divine breathings. The secular world of today values and cultivates only the first level, assured that there is where the real business of mankind is done, and scorns, or smiles in tolerant amusement, at the cultivation of the second level- a luxury enterprise, a vestige of superstition, an occupation for special temperaments. But in a deeply religious culture men and women know that the deep level of prayer and of divine attendance is the most important thing in the world. It is at this deep level that the real business of life is determined.”
Attending to God is the real and important business of life. Do you believe this? How would your life reveal this to be true? Hopefully in this Covid season where we do have more “down time” you are able to learn new ways and establish a few new practices that enable you to notice and hear God’s presence. For It is possible, even more necessary than ever, to go about your day, doing all the external things required of you and at the same time be attentive to God in whom we live and breath and have our being.