This is an invitation I need every day, but especially at the busy times — like the end of the semester — or during the flurry of Christmas activities — or when they both hit together.
Take a moment and answer this invitation. God is omnipresent — all present — in all and through all — so you do not have to go anywhere special to be with him. Just take a moment and be with him. Just be.
Set aside the papers and projects and plans. Don’t worry about the still unfinished homemade gifts or the food you need to cook and can’t because your oven suddenly doesn’t work. Oh wait — that’s me. But some time today, savor the presence of the one who issued this invitation.