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Hurry Sickness

Posted by: David Carroll

From John Ortberg’s The Life You’ve Always Wanted (via Jared)

"The most serious sign of hurry sickness is a diminished capacity to love. Love and hurry are fundamentally incompatible. Love always takes time, and time is one thing hurried people don’t have."

I heard Ravi Zacharias talk about something similar in describing what love is not. Basically it was being asked to take out the garbage by your wife when you are on your way out the door and frustratingly grabbing the bag while stomping out to stuff the bag hurriedly down the garbage can. What would love do? Love would not have been late, love would have taken time pleasantly take the garbage out and would have come back to ask permission to do the dishes because he still had ten minutes left.

That's what not being in a hurry (i.e. being early) will free you to do. Hurry is choice to be a slave to the clock and not free to love.

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