Today’s reflection comes from the pages of Joyce Rupp’s “Anchors for the Soul”. So many of us are feeling the crunch of the business of life once again, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Whether you’re on a retreat at the Center or just need to few quiet moments to reflect at home, this is a great starting point. Now, let’s take a few deep breaths and then read the following…

 

Stillnessprayer for pandemic

stillness

just stillness

like my world seldom knows.

inside I have an expressway

that never slows down,

always full of going somewhere

always another thing to do

 

stillness

 

just stillness

filled with quiet, numinous sounds,

like butterfly wings, river murmurs,

cloud breaths, firefly blinks,

and silence, simple, serene silence,

nothing more

 

Today: I surrender to the call to be still.

 

~Joyce Rupp “Anchors for the Soul”