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"the theology of progress forces us to act before we are ready. we speak before we know what to say. we respond before we feel the truth of what we know. in the process, we inadvertently create suffering, heaping imprecision upon inaccuracy, until we are all buried under a mountain of misperception.
be still. stop. there is no rush to get to the end, because we are never finished. take time to rest, and eat, and drink and be refreshed. and in the gentle rhythm of that refreshment, listen to the sound the heart makes as it speaks the quiet truth of what is needed."
what would life be like if we did everything a little slower? if we thought before we spoke. if we moved in a motion that allowed us to understand. see. hear. appreciate. perhaps the spinning world would slow down a little bit too. and things would fall back into place. you can't help but wonder.
in a week that many of us have the opportunity to stop. be still. and enjoy the comfort of home, family, and a slower pace, i hope that you will find time to tap the breaks. to be refreshed. to be thankful. and to quietly listen to your heart.
november nineteenth: finding really good clothes on really good sales. hey, some days you gotta be grateful for the shallow, little things. especially when you find a hot pink, jewel toned pleated skirt for seven dollars. holla!
november twentieth: a faith community that inspires me every week. i am blessed to have a home away from home in my little st. mary's church.