I just got home from a retreat which I led with 19 pastors. My goal was to talk with them about such things as the rhythm of life, the benefit of being still; having some solitude time and trying to be quiet--to practice some silence. I'm thinking it sounded a bit like Japanese--something very foreign. In our busy world; our noisey hearts and our adrenalin addicted lifestyles, the message of Jesus is so often regarded as strange and irrelevant. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The way of Jesus--the way he lived his life resulted in the life of Jesus being really lived--one in which he was really alive.Have we exchanged the "abundant life" which Jesus promised for a life of perpetual busyness and always being "on?"Everything must be re-thought, when Jesus shows up!