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This morning I want to explore an issue that I will return to in the coming months in various ways: the speed at which we live, the busy pace of our lives. I’m beginning to understand the problem of the speed of life in some new ways—so this is just a preliminary take.

But let’s be honest, as much as we might complain, we wear that speed and our busyness as a badge of honor. Andrew Root, who teaches at Luther Seminary up in St. Paul, says that “Busyness makes strong claims about what is good. It is good to go fast, to do a lot, to not miss out, to know things and experience them, and to be the kind of [person] who is full with commitments, interests, and opportunities….And the fullness of busyness compels us to move ever faster.”

The fullness of busyness compels us to move ever faster.

Why would we slow down?


Scripture Lessons: Exodus 20:8-11; Luke 8:40-56

Sermon: “Why Slow Down Now?”

The Rev. Bill Lovin preaching


DUET             "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?"

African-American Spiritual, arr. Leonard Van Camp

Andrew Knapp and Marie Von Behren


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