Friday, 22 June 2012

The Sound of Silence

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."

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