I always talk about how busy we are, and that's because we truly are. So this exerpt from my lesson that I taught today hit me hard:
Isn’t it true that we often get so busy? And, sad to say, we even wear our busyness as a badge of honor, as though being busy, by itself, was an accomplishment or sign of a superior life.
I think of our Lord and Exemplar, Jesus Christ, and His short life among the people of Galilee and Jerusalem. I have tried to imagine Him bustling between meetings or multitasking to get a list of urgent things accomplished.
I can’t see it.
Instead I see the compassionate and caring Son of God purposefully living each day. When He interacted with those around Him, they felt important and loved. He knew the infinite value of the people He met. He blessed them, ministered to them. He lifted them up, healed them. He gave them the precious gift of His time.
- Pres. Uchtdorf in Of Regrets and Resolutions
Do my kids and husband feel important and loved by me? Do I give them enough of my precious gift? This is something that I am going to more purposefully work on!