I recently read a facebook status of my friend's. She said that she was spiritually hungry because she'd been so busy lately and said "What happens when you are too tired to eat?" Well that got me thinking. What happens when you a really distracted. For instance, once we had someone coming to visit, and we were hurrying and cleaning everything. Well, I was so distracted that I didn't even think of food. I wasn't even hungry. I didn't even feel like eating until I made myself eat, then I realized that I actually was really hungry once I started. And I needed it to keep going.
Well it is the same with our spiritual life. We get distracted, we get busy and forget our spiritual need, and slowly we start to die. We get a bit sick, and if we don't eat and regain our strength, we get weaker still and our spiritual life dies.