‘Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people, but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16). These words have taken on special urgency in the past year. The events of Sept. 11, 2001, have seared into our awareness the fragility of life and the illusions of false security, the sense that time is running out and the desire to make the most of the time we do have.
Making the most of time doesn't necessarily mean being as busy as possible. In fact, it may mean stepping off the treadmill, declaring a sabbath, calling a halt to the busyness that plagues our lives — and asking if we are busy about the right things.
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