One morning a bunch of us were discussing the topic of boredom and how that can potentially lead us towards bad behavior. It wasn’t readily apparent to me that I ever suffered from being bored but, definitely knew that I’ve been considered boring by others.
As we talked, someone mentioned that being busy could actually cause us to miss all of the beautiful things happening around us and to be blind to the needs of others. So, seeing the alliterative possibilities, I searched for another “b” word that might describe the middle ground from the two extremes of boredom and busyness. It didn’t take long before the word “being” came to mind.
Somewhere along the line I’ve heard the phrase, “we’re human beings, not human doings”. There’s a new “word” floating around for the last couple of years – mindfulness – that suggests the idea of being – here – now.
So, we’ve just finished celebrating Thanksgiving and have the holiday season before us. A time that can be extremely busy but, also has the potential for boredom if we approach our days with a cadence of mindless repetition. Wouldn’t it be great if we practice the art of savoring every moment and celebrating the people around us?
God celebrates us in a very real sense and Christmas represents His finest gift to us – Immanuel – God with us – Jesus. If God has become boring to you, look again and realize that we have barely scratched the surface of his deep love for us. It’s a fascinating way to live. Find a way to “be” in His Presence, resting in His love. He promises fullness of life and joy.