|A. Hanson, Taize 2009.|
This year, I am finding myself crying out for more than just a Sabbath or a time of contemplative prayer. Just this weekend I began to realize that there is a very good possibility that I have taken on more commitments than I can handle. I currently have seven classes and a teaching parish in which I preach monthly and am actively involved. My life is filled with wonderful things and wonderful people. But I am feeling weary. I have overloaded every semester for the past year and a half, and that is getting tiresome. My summer "vacation" was working in a trauma center. I am tired.
So this year for my Lenten discipline I am going to embrace mediocrity. Not in the sense that I am going to be doing life as a half-assed slacker, but realizing that I cannot do it all. That it is okay to say no. That I can still work hard in my classes, but have time for relationships as well. I am going to be working to embrace the practice of being enough.