I’ll start out with a disclaimer: “What I am about to say might offend and upset some of you, but I need to rant.”
Would it seriously kill you to email me once in a while???
I have lived in three different cultures now, all of them being ‘relational’ ones. If its one thing I’ve learned (mainly the hard way) its that we as Americans are NOT relational. Sure, you might be social, go out to parties, have fun with friends…but on a whole we are not brought up as a relational culture. We live to work, not work to live. When was the last time you spent ALL day just sitting under a tree talking or spending all day with your entire family (without it being a holiday)????
When will we stop being Martha’s, running around doing, doing, doing…and start being Mary’s, sitting at the feet, fellowshipping?
I’ve had such an emotionally crazy week and I find myself not even knowing who I can talk with. I mean, thank God for facebook and all as a way of keeping in better contact, but even then its usually only my family and international friends that consistently keep me updated. I do understand that everyone has busy lives, and things are going on….but let me end by saying this:
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
We always make time for those we treasure and care about. I want to make more time for others. I want to be able to say that I treasure my friendships, for thats where my heart is. I want to be more relational in all I do. I want to sit at His feet more and stop running around like crazy.
What about you?