We are men and women of schedules. We have schedules to follow and appointments to fulfill. Some schedules are tighter than others. Some schedules are quite loose and quite open. Even the jobless have schedules that they follow. We wake up, brush our teeth, drink coffee, read the newspaper, and continue to do these every day. There’s nothing wrong with schedules. In fact, without a schedule, our lives will go topsy-turvy.
But there is something wrong when we allow our schedules to run our lives. There is something wrong when we allow the routine of every day to become the supreme law of our life. It is no longer right when schedules rule our lives in such a way that we do not have any time anymore to enjoy each other. We are enslaved by our schedules when we lose our freedom to choose. We become less human. We become like horses. All we need is a tap in the back and off we go.
Then you might say to me, “But Father, that is part of life,” and I will answer, “Precisely! That is only a part of life. That is not the totality of life.” Precisely, our schedules are only a part of life. The will of God for us is not to be enslaved by our schedules of building, eating, drinking, buying, selling, and planting.
Life is more than just schedules. Life is more than duties to fulfill. While God is a God of order, God also is a God of rest. Let us not forget that the will of God for us is not fullness of schedules, but fullness of life. Sometimes because of the demands of urban living, we forget the most important things. At the sunset of life, it is not your right schedule that will matter. At the sunset of life, it is how much love we have put into our schedules that God will look for.
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