That story of the woman heading to the kitchen to get a cup of coffee, then seeing the pile of clothes she needs to take upstairs, so she stops to do that, but then she sees that the bathtub needs cleaning, so she stops to do that, and then she realizes that she needs a cup of coffee so she stops to do that, but on the way she discovers something else that needs to be done until it’s noon and she still hasn’t had her morning coffee. That woman and I have a lot in common. And sometimes what gets left out is the time of drawing close to the Holy One, of really paying attention to our relationship.
When I let distractions get in the way of living in The Love, I also tend to let that get in the way of loving others. The outside may look shiny, but the inside has smudges and crud built up.
On Monday of Holy Week in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus goes into the Temple and creates havoc because other things have gotten in the way of welcoming and helping people to draw close to their Source.
Today we are invited to get rid of own distractions and draw into prayer. May it be so.