When was the last time you sat with a friend
Years ago I went to an informal seminar. One of the speakers was a Rabbi. She emphasized the necessity of a sabbath. She said a sabbath does not have to be the day that was assigned by humans - Saturday or Sunday, whichever your faith deems as the Sabbath Day. She said it is the 7th day. She said, "Pick a day and make it your Sabbath."
Okay, so I pick a day. The Rabbi went on, "Now, turn off your electronics. Look around. Sit down with a friend or your family. Listen. And acknowledge you are listening. Take a look at and care for the world God has created for you."
I see parents walking with the children, looking at their phones. Rush, rush, rush. Facebook, Twitter, internet, email, text messages - well, we are reading - but are we listening?
Lord, help me slow down once a week and pay attention to You and the friends, family, and nature you have created for me. Because when I appreciate them, I am appreciating You.