Divine Interruptions

To love and serve others you have to be willing to be interrupted. Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. God will be constantly crossing our paths and canceling our plans by sending us people with claims and petitions…”

There is a clear difference, though, between allowing our lives to be interrupted by the things of God and allowing interruptions of our own making to steal our time. We should ask ourselves why we are easily distracted by just one more show on Netflix or scrolling endlessly through Instagram but irritated by a person who needs to talk when we need to get out the door. Jesus showed us that people are a priority, and the believer can model that, even in the busyness of modern life.