Nov. 10, 2021

Multitasking a Lot? Balance the Practical & the Spiritual

Multitasking a Lot? Balance the Practical & the Spiritual

I’m bad at multitasking.

Handling many things at the same time isn’t something I do well.

More so, when it comes to administrative stuff.

I just easily get distracted to the point of inefficiency.

St. Leo, the Great was quite the opposite though.

He was the first pope to be given the title “the Great,” and it wasn’t just a fancy title.

Pope Leo is known as one of the best administrative popes of the early church.

The faithful highly regarded him for defending the Church against heresies, settling disputes within the Church, and even acting as a peacemaker against barbarians.

Most importantly, Pope Leo loved the flock he was entrusted with not only by leading them spiritually but also by addressing their everyday needs.

He had an eye for both earthly concerns and heavenly ones.

I believe he was able to accomplish all of these because he embraced Colossians 3:23-24:

“Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.”

More so, he knew that when spirit and structure walk together, more can be accomplished effectively.

Pope Leo knew how to balance both practical and divine matters.
In this hyper-connected and hyper-busy world, may we gaze upon
St. Leo’s life and discern the things we choose to be preoccupied with.

We all can surely learn from him.

St. Leo the Great, pray for us!

Written by: Jeric

- What are the things that have been preoccupying me lately?
- How can I combine “spirit and structure” in my day-to-day tasks?

- List down the things that make you busy. Identify what truly matters, what are the fruits?
- Watch this video to be reminded on how to use our time well everyday >>


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