soul keeping

I'm almost done with an absolutely wonderful reflection on soul care by John Ortberg, channeling and practicing Dallas Willard.

I'll be going back to it often for a while. Here's a taste:

Entering into a very busy season of ministry, I called Dallas to ask him what I needed to do to stay spiritually healthy. I pictured him sitting in that room as we talked. There was a long pause — with Dallas there was nearly always a long pause — and then he said slowly, “You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life."