If you’re used to carrying around a lot of uncompleted tasks, you might have forgotten what a relief it is to put (even a small) one down.
“[U]nwelcome tasks . . . [stand] disturbing our tranquility and hindering our communion with God. If there be lying before you any bit of work from which you shrink, go straight up to it and do it at once.” Alexander Maclaren
“[Jesus] felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited. . . .” Matthew 9:36