The Internal Life

Here’s a helpful quote from a book I’m reading by Kelly M. Kapic, You’re Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God’s Design and Why That’s Good News.

“Too often we confuse busyness with honoring God or confuse checking off to-do lists with spiritual health. Gregory the Great (540–604) encouraged the minister to ‘not relax his care for the internal life while he is occupied by external concerns, nor should he relinquish what is prudent of external matters so as to focus on things internal.’ We need to be holistic. And let us beware that if we neglect our own internal worlds we will usually undermine our ability to love well and wisely the very people we hope to serve.


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