“Tuesdays With Morrie”–Everyday With Jesus?

9 May


A re-reading of Mitch Albom’s wonderful memoir of his days with his dear friend and mentor professor, Morrie Schwartz, has brought numerous smiles recently.  



I (Steve) highly recommend it if you haven’t as yet enjoyed it.  The book jacket describes it simply as: “an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson”.

Perhaps it should really be “life’s greatest lesson” and many more, because there is much to pensively consider.  I suspect almost anyone would be better for the reading.

“Part of the problem, Mitch, is that everyone is in such a hurry,” Morrie said.  “People haven’t found meaning in their lives, so they’re running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next home, the next job. Then they find those things are empty, too, and they keep running.”

And, occasionally, “they”–meaning “we”–see the benefit of stopping: stopping the rat-race and taking time to ponder to where it is we’re running.  And with whom we’re running.  I recall Malcolm Boyd’s “Are You Running With Me, Jesus?”

If “Tuesdays With Morrie” are found to be garnered with gems for life’s living, how much more enriching would be investing “everyday with Jesus”!

Luke tells us that when “Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.  But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.  She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?  Tell her to help me!”

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)

May your life today be deeply and truly blessed!

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