#LENT: Being Still (vs. frenetic)

So much clamors for our time and attention all day long (and at nighttime, too.)

Responsibilities tug at us from all sides while distractions deluge us thru social media as we constantly ‘check in.’

During Lent it’s a time to make space for stillness in our hearts. To be quiet (turn our phones off for a sec or two.) To listen.

“Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10)

“Let us look within ourselves and see whether there is some delightful hidden place where we can be free of noise and argument. Let us hear the Word of God in stillness and perhaps we will then come to understand it.” Saint Augustine

grace, peace & stillness

Virginia : )

“What matters is to listen attentively to the spirit and to go obediently where we are being led, whether to a joyful or a painful place.”  Henri Nouwen

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6 Responses to #LENT: Being Still (vs. frenetic)

  1. Cindy Kranich says:

    I needed to hear these words today!
    Thanks, Ginny💖 🙏

    • Virginia says:

      Finding our quietude (even for just a short spurt each day) can help open us up to see (& hear & notice) God working in & thru & around us throughout the day. Blessings & hugs & love! ✨🌷🌟🙏🌟🌷✨

  2. Debbie says:

    Being STILL is a challenge for me, even during Lent! I find I’ve always got too many things on my To-Do list and too many obligations to others, yet not near enough time to accomplish them all. Thanks for the reminder that sometimes, we just need to let go and be still!

    • Virginia says:

      You’ve got the quietude struggle in a nutshell, Debbie. In our techy times a big challenge of being still is tuning out our phones (& iPad itemized to do lists.) But then how to quiet our minds that outpace the quiet? hmmn. ✨🌟🙏🌟✨

  3. TMH says:

    Whoa, do we need more St Augustines in our lives, or what!?

    • Virginia says:

      Amen, Tim – I read his Confessions years ago (& have special edition gifted by sis) but tried to get through his (massive) City of God a few Lents back & didn’t make it to end of book. Blessings! 🌷✨📚✨🌷

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