Focusing on our own problems can lead to fear, doubt and paralysis
- Published in Money & Stewardship
Some years ago, the Liturgy of the Hours saved me from myself. I had recently taken on a new job and had to meet with the leader of an organization whose help we needed but with whom my organization had had a contentious relationship. Going in, I thought: Maybe I’ll be able to reboot the relationship and get us off to a fresh start.
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Six or seven years ago, I remember watching my oldest daughter Elizabeth’s high school basketball team finish a spring league practice. One of the dads was standing by the door with me waiting for things to wrap up so we could take our girls home. “I don’t know what I am going to do when this is all over,” he said. “What do you mean?” I asked. He told me, “I kinda live for this. When we’re not at work or sleeping, we’re usually taking her to practice or watching her play. But in a few years, she’ll be off to college. Then it’s all over.”