Meditation Guides, Prayers

Fragments – Pause, post 2

Lord, my heart is not lifted up, Nor my eyes lofty.

Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me.

Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.

O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever. [Psalm 131:1-3]

What is the most sacred thing you have ever encountered? Where the sacred is, God is. The two are inseparable. And the sacred can be found just about anywhere. But to encounter God in the sacred, it is not only necessary that He be there.

The issue is not whether God is present but whether I am. If I am not in the moment, then I am missing part of what God is in that moment; and since God is a unity, without division or pieces, to miss part of what he is doing is to miss all of what he is doing.

God, you’re SO DEMANDING! I can’t just lay down everything I have going on and focus only on you. There’s just no way! Wow, that sounds really stupid when I say it out loud.


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