Sunday Reflection: Living On Empty

How many times have you said I have nothing left in my tank? Life has beaten you down and you cannot seem to keep going. Yeah, for me it is been for much of the past year and more. No matter what you do and what sort of responsibilities you have some situations leave you unable to do what you got to do.

Human beings have a limit, a breaking point. In my line of work, I reach that point on Thursdays and when Fridays come I feel relief. Doing everything you can means giving everything you got.

For me, 2019 was a year that took a lot out of me and now 2020 has taken everyone out of rhythm for various reasons. Think about all we have been through in recent times.

We need to be honest about our feelings about having nothing to give. It’s a raw conversation where we can begin to find our way out of those times of emptiness. For some religion is a source of life and renewal. Universally speaking we all find comfort in friendship, community, and culture.

Finding your way back takes time. Patience is a virtue. Life needs renewal, recreation, restoration. It means the manifestation of one’s intentions and being willing to receive grace so that one can begin again. May God be with you all, no matter who you are.

(This post was inspired by my priest Fr. Quinn Parman)

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

3 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection: Living On Empty”

  1. Great post about staying the course. It reminds of the Albert Camus quote, “In the midst of winter I found inside of me an interminable summer. And that makes me happy. For it that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, there’s something stronger, something better, pushing right back.”
    Thanks for sharing your experience!

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