Today I was forced to take a complete break. Yes, I know it was my day off. But I had plans to do so much, and lists of jobs to do. However my body had other ideas. And I guess it’s so easy to write that kind day off as a “nothing day” as if a day like that is wasted. But then Lent isn’t actually about a time of doing. It’s a time of being. Having the courage to stop, to let go and to leave the unfinished in God’s hands is perhaps the beginning of spiritual wisdom. Our sense of worth doesn’t derive from how much we do each day. It derives from how much we are loved by God in Jesus Christ. And sometimes we just need to stop and remember that. Otherwise we can end up continually driven to do more and more, and our space for God becomes less and less. But while the world may applaud such frenetic activity, God has different priorities.