Most of us are familiar with the story of the tortoise and the hare. The tortoise may be slower, but he wins the race.  The pacespeed of life in the fast- paced, high- tech world of the 21st century is fast, faster, and fastest. Yet all of nature seems to resists going as fast as possible. When is the fast pace becomes excessive—- as it does in cancer- —our bodies react, putting our survival at risk.

The famous novelists, academic, and Christian, C.S. Lewis, saw this as a real problem. He wrote, “ That is why the real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it.  It comes the very moment you wake up each morning.  All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.”

Slow down;, speed kills.