Many of us are busy running around trying to do a number of things at the same time. We try to multitask (although women seem to be much better at doing it). We fulfill our various duties and responsibilities as men: fathers, husbands, boyfriends, friends, breadwinners/providers, etc. Many of us also keep up with our LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts and work hard on keeping our relationships flowing through social media.
More often than not, when we come home after a long day of work and commuting we’d rather crash on the couch, although somehow others can still keep up the good habit of visiting the gym afterwards. Our days are filled to the brim with good things. However, with our busy schedules, when do we make time to sit down with a good friend or mentor? When do we take time to seriously reflect on how we are doing, apart from perhaps some quiet time? When can we freely talk about what we are going through without much interruption or judgement? Or even talk about our successes or concerns? And when do we allow ourselves to receive correction?
When we are married, it is often good to spend some quality time with our spouse. So we make the time to care for them by showing concern by asking them about their day or other similar questions. But how often do we take the time to sit down with a mentor – someone who looks after our well-being – to take care of our own needs? Nowadays, if you really want such guidance you almost need to make an official appointment with a coach or a counselor. There’s nothing wrong with that. But why don’t we intentionally look for a voluntary ‘friend’ – somebody who might be a bit older or with more experience, someone who could help look after the welfare of our own soul?
Our RMPP groups offer such opportunities. You can always connect and sit down with another RMPP brother during the week or at regular intervals. Romans 14:19 says: ‘So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.’
Let’s pursue it!
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