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But hold on a second! Something tells me that the seasons built in busyness makes the quest for stillness all the more essential.
Essential, but is it a realistic? I guess that comes down to how essential we realize it to be. There must be a way to arrive at Christmas Eve with a sense of having lived the season in a spiritual way.
Emmanuel. God With Us. He is with us as we go about fulfilling our commitments. Brother Lawrence was a master at practicing Gods presence while busy in the kitchen, traveling to commitments, preparing for visitors and meeting deadlines.
His advice is helpful for us during the month of December. And it's helpful at any time when we feel the familiar tug of too much to do in too little time. This article, though written for Advent 2009, is applicable in February...or April...or September also.
Brother Lawrence lived by a simple discipline known as practicing the presence of God. It is appropriate for us during any season when we want to walk closely with the Saviour.
I've pulled together a few jewels of wisdom from the Gathered Thoughts section of his book, Practicing the Presence of God.
Stilling the soulesa of Avila's wisdom
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