From the moment we begin walking and talking we are taught not to interrupt adults. It’s just rude.
And so, as we grow up into adults, we learn to not tolerate interruptions from anyone or anything.
Just last week I was working out at home on my elliptical. I had my headphones on and a book in my hand. I was in the middle of my 30 min ‘me time’ workout. My brother-in-law came into the room where I was engrossed in my workout, my music and my book and he began to talk to me. “I’m clearly busy now. Can’t you just wait to talk to me until I’m done?” Immediately I thought of Stephanie Tanner’s famous saying, “How rude!”
And then, almost immediately, two stories in the Gospels about interruptions came to mind. Thanks a lot God!