Spend as much time caring for the inner you as you spend on the outer you. . .
Pay attention to the rhythms through which you become more loving and alive and resilient. . .
There is a you in you that no one can touch. That's the one to pay attention to. . .
In light of Pastor Ortberg's advice, the Post-it note reminder I plastered front-and-center on my computer monitor reads: TAKE TIME TODAY TO FEED YOUR SOUL. In the busyness of the season now upon me, it is true that I need to stay focused on my editing and writing goals. It is true that I need to be focused and organized and efficient if I am to accomplish all the tasks that need to be done. But I pray I won't lose sight of the Significant amid the blur of the expedient.
What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. Matthew 16: 26--27, NIV.*Zondervan, 2007