Life is full of things to do; everything from when to do your taxes to talking (or texting) on the telephone. So, we prioritize. But, I wonder, do we make the right choices? To bring it a little closer to home: Do I make the right choices? It would appear that the lady in the picture has more important things to do that to hold her newborn; but, if we only knew who was on that phone?????? Here is a passage to think about.
Mark 14:27-42 WEB (R)
(27) Jesus said to them, "All of you will be made to stumble because of me tonight, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'
(28) However, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee."
(29) But Peter said to him, "Although all will be offended, yet I will not."
(30) Jesus said to him, "Most certainly I tell you, that you today, even this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times."
(31) But he spoke all the more, "If I must die with you, I will not deny you." They all said the same thing.
(32) They came to a place which was named Gethsemane. He said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I pray."
(33) He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be greatly troubled and distressed.
(34) He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch."
(35) He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him.
(36) He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I desire, but what you desire."
(37) He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Couldn't you watch one hour?
(38) Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
(39) Again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words.
(40) Again he returned, and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they didn't know what to answer him.
(41) He came the third time, and said to them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
(42) Arise, let us be going. Behold, he who betrays me is at hand."
We think that we make the right choices in life (well, at least most of the time), but do we? The truth is that we never know what tomorrow may bring; we just have to make decisions one at a time in light of our current knowledge and go from there. The disciples thought they would respond a certain way and Jesus told them otherwise; I wonder, are we (am I) the same? Only time will tell, but wait, I have to go now, the phone is ringing; I wonder who it could be?