How many of you have heard yourself say lately “I am too busy!”?
How many of you have thought “I’ll never get this all done.”?
How many of you have felt like there aren’t enough hours in the day?
Remember how the Good Samaritan made time for the injured man. But the Levite and Priest did not make time. I want to repeat a few words from my sermon last week. “It would have been amazing if the priest or Levite would have stopped. But they didn’t.
People have speculated why. It is good to talk about because there are plenty of times when we could help out in a situation and we don’t. In our day, one of the major reasons we walk by on the other side, is that we are so busy. Our lives are so jammed that there is no time to be a Good Samaritan. Or at least we feel like there is no time.”
In fact one person has suggested that this is the biggest problem the church of today is facing:
What do you think? Is he right? Do you feel the crush of busyness in your family?
Busy lives are not necessarily better lives. In fact your busy life and mine could be a huge problem. Our busy lives could be doing great damage to us.
But it is possible to make a change! In the next episode in Jesus’ life we’re going to meet two people, one who is distracted by the busyness of life. One who has made a change. There is hope for you. If you are living a crazy busy manic life, we are going to learn how to change, how to free up space.