Canon Richard Moatt, Rector of Lewes writes for July 2019:
July is the month when those who have children at school look forward to the summer holidays. A time when family and friends can hopefully have time together to ‘recharge the batteries’. This can easily be forgotten in our daily and spiritual lives.
The Gospels are full of accounts of Jesus spending time, often alone with God, to recharge His batteries. These times often occurred early in the morning or after time with large groups. It is easy to see this time as unimportant to us today, and to think it is something we have to constantly be doing.
I think we are like reservoirs: if you run a reservoir dry and do not let it refill, it is useless.