We live in an age of immediacy – immediate deliveries, immediate communication. But the work of justice takes time. There will be moments of doubt and difficulty. And that means you need to find your rock, your inspiration…And just as the Lord will carry us, we must be prepared to carry one another, and lift up one another and our community. — Vernon Jordan.
Time magazine has people of the year and from time to time labels a generation. We have millennials, Generation X, Generation Q, etc. Vernon hits the nail on the head when he talks about our current time — “Age of Immediacy.” I admit falling into the trap of immediacy from time to time. I lose patience or want things to happen quicker.
The lenten season teaches us all to slow down and to seek quality in our life, not quantity. We set aside time for prayer, meditation, study, and service. The more we focus on our lenten discipline the less we have time for immediacy. Your lenten discipline can become the “rock” Vernon describes.