You Are Your Calendar
How you spend your time reveals your actual priorities.
It’s often said that in families, “love” is spelled T-I-M-E.
How we spend our time reflects what is really important to us. Your calendar is a reflection of your priorities.
One of my favorite activities is hiking. Or, well, I say that I am a hiker. When I look back on my calendar, I realize that it has been nearly five months since I last went on a hike. What I say I value is not reflected in how I spend my time.
Billy Graham often asked, “If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”
Simply spending more time at church does not necessarily make one a better Christian. Jesus criticized those who babbled in prayer thinking that they would be heard because of their many words. Pope Francis recently called lengthy, abstract homilies “a disaster.”
Still, looking at whether we carve out time to be with God provides much evidence.
A parent spends time with kids. A hiker spends time hiking. A Christian spends time with Christ and his church. Love is spelled T-I-M-E.
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