Let nothing upset you,
let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
all it seeks.
Whoever has God
God alone is enough. St. Teresa of Avila
How does this inspire you to action or lead to complacency?
“Even as you sit silently, not knowing what to say, your presence is still a gift that shines light in a meaningful way.” Morgan Harper Nichols
Where is your presence needed?
I am yearning for snow…fresh and untouched, a winter wonderland of stillness and peace that covers all the pain and grief of the past months.
What kind of space are you yearning for?
So many times life requires a response from us. Sometimes we can only react while at other times we have time or space to chose our response.
What is the distance between reaction and response? What factors open up that space?
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.
~ Howard Thurman
What is your first step?
How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given!
O come to us, abide with us…
How do you receive Immanuel ~ God with us?