Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

In a column called The Disease of Being Busy, writer Amid Safi asks "What happened to a world in which we can sit with the people we love so much and have slow conversations about the state of our heart and soul, conversations that slowly unfold, conversations with pregnant pauses and silences that we are in no rush to fill?" The answer is because we're much too busy these days. We pack more into a day than is reasonable; And we're frazzled to the degree that we forget to enjoy life.  In the midst of our busyness it's easy to forget why we're here for in the first place. May God help us to slow down and put things in their proper perspective. Maybe you can start this weekend.