We live in a noisy world, and we often even try to fill the silence with noise. We also live in a busy world, and most of us spend most of our time rushing around. Brian MaClaren recognises this but points out: "My default mode of hurry tells me that I have so much more to learn from silence, from being still, from simply being, letting the reservoir slowly fill, storing up a deep but quiet power." (Naked Spirituality, p. 279). We do need to get over the feeling that we need to rush everywhere, to learn to take time, God's time - to, in the words of the psalmist "be still - and know that I am God."