May 25, 2023
The following was written by John Ortberg in the forward of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer.
The smartest and best man I have known jotted down some thoughts about hurry; I think they were posted in his kitchen when he died. “Hurry,” he wrote, “involves excessive haste or a state of urgency. It is associated with words such as hurl, hurdle, hurly-burly (meaning “uproar”), and hurricane.” He defined it as a “state of frantic effort one falls into in response to inadequacy, fear, and guilt. The simple essence of hurry is too much to do! The good of being delivered from hurry is not simply pleasure but the ability to do it calmly and effectively-with strength and joy–that which matters. “We should take it as our aim,” he wrote, “to live our lives entirely without hurry. We should form a clear intention to live without hurry. One day at a time. Trying today.”
Do you live in a state of frantic effort in response to inadequacy, fear, and guilt?
Do you want to live differently?
If yes, then I encourage you to join other men in the study of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry this summer.
We are forming groups now, so register by clicking HERE. We are meeting four times over the summer and there are nine groups to choose from.
You can purchase the book on AMAZON.
Hurry! Act fast! Order your copy today! 🙂