Tending To Important Business

My son and I had a pillow fight yesterday afternoon. What is it about a pillow fight that is so darn fun? I challenge you to have one with someone and not giggle like a five-year old. It might be impossible.

Fun is infectious.

When my son suggested the pillow fight, I reluctantly agreed. I lacked enthusiasm. However, as soon as those first pillows began flying a transformation occurred.

I loosened up. I relaxed. I laughed. I enjoyed the moment.

That pillow fight last night turned out to be one of my favorite moments of the day.

I understand one of the reasons why Jesus stressed to his disciples the importance of becoming more like children when it comes to our faith walk. Adults become fixated on important business… not the pillow fights. But Jesus says, the pillow fight, the one you think distracts from the important is the important.

We need to engage in the moments that seem less than pressing. These details, these interactions, help to shape a relationship into a relationship. Take time to connect with others, that’s the important business.

What pillow fights might you need to make time for today?

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18: 1-3)

8 thoughts on “Tending To Important Business

  1. Lisa

    I love the relationship you have with your son. There is nothing better than laughing together. You're right, the things we think distract from the important probably are the important things.

  2. Kelli

    Yes, I agree there is treasure behind Jesus telling the disciples to have child-like faith. I love when you wrote "We need to engage in the moments that seem less than pressing. These details, these interactions, help to shape a relationship into a relationship." Yes, I need to engage more in the moments that aren't pressing…the fun moments relaxing with my kids!

  3. Jenifer

    This really spoke to me Eileen. I want to have fun with my kids. I enjoy it. But sometimes those serious, pressing issues cause me to, like you, be less then enthusiastic. I want to lighten up and have fun! Thank you so much for this!!

  4. My daily walk in His grace!

    Hi Eileen. I often get so bogged down in the run of the mill work issues and stresses and all those precious moments disappear. I need to make more of those times count. Thanks for the reminder
    God bless

  5. Kandi

    The stories you tell about your son are always so sweet, it is so obvious how much you love him. There are so many days I just want forget the grow up things I have to do and just have fun, thank you for writing this, I am trying to be more deliberate and stop and enjoy the little things.


  6. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    Great post Eileen! It's so easy to get ourselves wrapped up in the seriousness of adult life, that we can sometimes forget to dwell in those moments of childlike joy.

    Thank you for the reminder!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  7. Suzanne and Chris Acuff

    It's supposed to rain tomorrow, and I'm wondering what we're going to do. Now, I have a great idea. Thanks. 🙂

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