Priorities are those things which occur to you first when you are under pressure. They bubble to the surface when the cauldron is cooking. They display your temperament and those things you hold down deeply under the surface. Priorities lock arms with you as you navigate workplace or ministry changes. They dominate your checkbook and your calendar. They line your bookshelves and media library. They are stored as cookies on your computer hard drive, quietly remembering your browsing behavior. Priorities color your thinking and conversation. They captivate your attention. They are your priority. For good or for ill. For some, this is a comfort. For many, this is a wake-up call.