All well and good, Paul, but what about those of us in the midst of our journeys, family life deeply engaged?
No matter who we are or how we live, God calls each of us to love and serve him, undistracted. So what does that mean when most of us can’t be hermits—and probably would never want to be? Although, yes, at least once a day, I actually would like to be a hermit. Very much.
But I’m not. I’m here, with others. Many others. “Without distraction” in that context, it seems to me, means simply to make a habit of remembering God’s presence, above all, in each of those situations. To make sure I’m open to hearing his voice first—no matter how loud the rest may be.
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