Christ is everything, including the Lord and owner of our time. He is the Way, the how, the format, the prioritizing of our schedule. C. S. Lewis said we usually regard time as our own. We start our day with the curious assumption that we are the lawful possessors of an upcoming twenty-four hours. With that hazardous assumption, we fill the matrix of our day with slots of tasks or restful moments. We might hope that we are somehow planning our time in a way that pleases God. But, when we begin with the assumption that time is ours, then inconveniences, particularly people who appear before us wanting strength and hope, can become intrusions into our afternoon.
Becoming a Healing Presence