Dr. Richard Swenson is a physician and a futurist, who wrote a 1990’s book entitled, “Margin.” He describes modern society as harried, hassled, and overloaded with no room left for rest.
Dr Swenson observes, “Overload is not having time to finish the book you’re reading on stress. Margin is having time to read it twice. Overload is fatigue. Margin is energy. Overload is red ink. Margin is black ink. Overload is hurry. Margin is calm. Overload is anxiety. Margin is security. Overload is a disease of our day. Margin is the cure. I agree with much of his book as it applies to schedules, commitments and balance in the stress of daily living. There is some excellent advice offered. And even an acknowledgment of understanding God’s purpose for our lives. But there is a bigger problem. And the need for a greater cure. A doctor is needed. But it is the Great Physician. Continue reading