We must design rest into our work and mission
Even if we are doing purposeful work and mission (or, maybe, all the more because we’re doing purposeful work and mission), it is important to design rest and slack into our activities.
The double-edgedness of meaningful work is that it can push us to stretch ourselves, but it can also burn us out if we are not mindful of our limits.
The best way forward is to build an ecosystem of support composed of trusted teammates and mentors who interdependently support each other.
Mark 6:30-34. …“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat…. When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them… and he began to teach them many things.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-035: FEBRUARY 4, 2023]