Have you ever considered that INTERRUPTION(S) might be ‘opportunities’ in disguise? I have carried a cell phone, or its predecessor since 1973, and I always answer my calls, except when in Church, or a very IMPORTANT meeting… otherwise….I answer it.
So, if I answer my cell phone while sitting in front of you… you can consider that whoever (thanks to caller ID) is on the phone is more important than the subject before us. Slow down now…I’m just trying to make a point. I can’t tell you how many times that by my being immediately available… has, literally… clinched a deal. I RELY ON MY CELL PHONE!! If I’m not available, then… the next guy might well be available to take the call… and he’s going to get the deal…not me.
What we think of being the best deal is not always the “best deal.” The “deal maker” is more important than the deal….remember that. Without the deal maker, there is no deal. I want to be interrupted. I am reputed amongst my friends, my family, and business associates as …“always being available.” I don’t EVER want to pass up an opportunity…interruption… or not.
Think about this: Jesus was “interrupted” all the time… with the blind man, the deaf man… the sick and the lame… all…wanting to be cured. Or the centurion who wanted Jesus to save his son from dying. Then there was the first miracle, where the Blessed Virgin Mary interrupted Jesus… asking Him to make arrangements for more wine. Jesus, even, had to ‘stop and deal’ with ‘satan’s helper’s… who were locked up in the herd of swine…. sending two-thousand of them into the sea.
Jesus loved us… so much… that He gave us His ‘own best example’ for us to follow. Jesus’s life on earth was “interrupted” so that we might have LIFE-EVERLASTING. If we are to follow Jesus… then we are going to ‘have to’ incur many interruptions… none, of which, will be very convenient. In fact, they will, more likely… be a ‘heavy burden.’
These “heavy burdens and interruptions” will be ours to bear, if we are to follow Jesus. When Jesus was on earth He taught that those who follow Him must take up the cross.
We are told in Mark 8:34:38… When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whosoever desires to save his life for My sake and the Gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”