A big banner photo greeted me when opening the monthly e-newsletter from the Episcopal House of Prayer this morning:
During the few years I served on the EHOP board a new walkway to the chapel was installed with five incisive quotes from the world’s great religious traditions. I had nominated this quote from Psalm 46 and designated my modest annual gift to this project. I both welcome and need this Biblical injunction.
Imagine my surprise with this morning’s sudden reminder! Such interventions should not be easily dismissed as mere coincidence. So today I sit up and pay attention: Be still and know that I am God!
Funny thing is, Jeb the dog tries to remind me of this in a hundred ways each day. One look at him sprawled out in a shaft of sun on the dining room rug any given winter day should be instruction enough.
Sometimes life’s simplest truths are the most difficult to assimilate into our daily routine!