This weeks article is written by Arnie Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.
There are always “things” that pop up in our lives... almost every hour... certainly every day. C. S. Lewis once said, “What one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.” I read this comment some time ago, and the more I thought about it, the more I believed it. So what? If interruptions “are precisely one’s life,” we need to learn how to cope with them.
It’s easy to let interruptions get under one’s skin. I react negatively a lot of the times when I’m “interrupted.” But recently I have started looking at them on more philosophically... looking for the silver lining, you might say. Most interruptions are just “calls for help.” The silver lining is the recognition that they are opportunities to help others. What could be better than to be of help to someone?
Jesus reminds us that loving our neighbor is on the same plane as loving God. He even goes on to tell us that when we help others in need, we are helping Him.
We can live our lives by selfishly sticking to our plans and desires... OR we can greet each interruption as a nudge from God.