"In our culture, time can seem like an enemy: it chews us up and spits us out with appalling ease. But the monastic perspective welcomes time as a gift from God, and seeks to put it to good use rather than allowing us to be used up by it. [...] Liturgical time is essentially poetic time, oriented toward process rather than productivity, willing to wait attentively in stillness rather than always pushing to "get the job done." ~ Kathleen Norris: The Cloister Walk
When I returned to blogging a few weeks ago I promised myself to take regular sabbaths in order to purposefully break the momentum of the internet habit; to keep a proper perspective and a right motivation; and to rest emotionally and mentally. This is the first of those sabbaths.
I will return to posting next week (picking up the prayer series next Wednesday where we left off.)
God bless, my friends.