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Wasting time with God

Wasting time with God

I do love it when we have a ‘Mission Impossible’ Saturday: we all need to be at different places at different times and it looks like it can’t be done, but through some creative thinking, scrupulous planning and maybe a picnic lunch in an odd place, I think of a way to get everyone to and from where they want to be (and still get all the school uniform laundered).  Like Hannibal from The A-Team, I puff on my cigar* and say, ‘I love it when a plan comes together.’

This is all well and good as a mother of five organising a busy Saturday but I need to be careful that this uber-efficiency doesn’t spill over into my prayer life… and if this is my experience, I’m guessing I’m not alone.

As the One who loved us first and loves us best, God loves nothing better than for us to come to Him; to spend time with Him… even to ‘waste’ time with Him.  Our narthex is open during the day and (at this time of the year at least!) it’s not at all cold in there, so if you’re looking for an opportunity to ‘waste time with God’ without distractions, then perhaps you might like to pop in there.  And it’s not just our Church that’s open during the day.  You’ll find Eucharistic Adoration at St James’ by the Bus Station in Bristol from 9 – 5, or if you’re in the Chew Valley, then Sacred Heart Church in Chew Magna is open during the day, as is St Dunstan’s in Keynsham.

So let’s allow ourselves to ‘waste time’ with God, whether that’s at home or in one of our many open churches, remembering that God, who loves us more than we can ever imagine, will never be outdone in generosity.



*No, no I don’t.

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