Churches and busyness
In The Way of the Heart, Nouwen talks about the temptation to keep people busy in the church. He warns:
Our task is the opposite of distraction…The question that must guide all organizing activity in a parish is not how to keep people busy, but how to keep them from being so busy that they can no longer hear the voice of God who speaks in silence.
Great insight – and harder to do than you’d guess.