Monday, 28 March 2011

At foot speed

"Slow down, you move too fast; you gotta make the morning last..." sang Simon and Garfunkel in the 1960's. Life seems to have got even faster since then, with instant communication, high speed travel and fast food. In this article , "At Foot Speed" from the US United Church of Christ , Felix Carrion urges us to move "at foot speed. " It reminds me of the old Bedouin saying that the soul can't travel faster than a camel can walk. (I don't know how fast that is, but I'm sure it's a lot slower than the pace at which many people hurtle around the world today!) How about taking some time today to walk "at foot speed" - after all, Jesus almost never moved faster than this (except for the occasional boat or donkey ride) and he seemed to get plenty of effective work done... And here's another article, which warns us of what we might miss if we're too intent on getting where we going to notice what's around us on the way...

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