Between activities we can become restless. This often happens during periods of leisure in the evening or on weekends. Part of the “lost” feeling perhaps is fear of challenges to come and a sense of inadequacy. Part of it may be the desire to begin now when the time is not at hand. For some of us as the drug of activity wears off we have to face ourselves. Silence is peaceful; silence can also be terrible. The “desert experience” can uncover deep flaws in our spiritual lives.
The only busyness that counts in the end is resonance with God. That will be our eternal occupation when all our work will be to rejoice in his beauty. Jesus knew this even in the midst of the crowds and the frantic activity of his apostles. He said, “Come by yourselves to an out-of-the-way place and rest a little” (Mk 6). He himself would then retire to a mountain top to pray. He says to us now: “Rest in God. Rest with me. Rest in my heart.”
I seek you above all things, Lord Jesus. In you is my peace and the reason for all my labors. Give me peace of heart. I want to live each day in your peace.