Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Autumn Invitation

AUTUMN’S call for me is always : “Stop. Go down into the depths. Let prayer happen.”  Autumn is often a time for the prayer of silence, of simply remaining close to Christ.  Sometimes silence is everything in prayer.  Imagine a big lawn chair, surrounded by colored trees and the quiet dropping to the ground of leaves no longer wishing to cling to their places on branches. . .and someone—your own soul—whispering to you:
Photo: Karen Streveler, OSB
  Sit down,
  sit down,
   said my soul.
  Sit down,
   sit down,
   be made

Can you hear Autumn’s  invitation, too?  Will you find an opportunity for wholeness today?  Perhaps a simple melody will sing itself into your heart, as it did into mine: “Rest in God alone. . .rest in God alone, my soul, my soul.”

 Renee Domeier, OSB

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