Just finished watching the movie "Christopher Robin" on Netflix. It was fun and sad and wonderful--and it got me thinking. Profound Pooh says, "Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something." Contemplative prayer and silence do not come easily for an extrovert like myself. Thanks to my spiritual director, I have been challenged to incrementally embrace silence before I begin other devotions. At first, 3 minutes seemed impossible. After a while, 3 minutes flew by. Now even 5 minutes is doable. It seems easier to hear God's voice. Ultimately, how can we expect to grow in our relationship with God if we don't ever stop to listen? Doing nothing is hard, but Pooh, I do agree that, " Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something" just as it did for Christopher Robin. Picture
“Marked with the cross of Christ forever, we are claimed, gathered, and sent for the sake of the world.” (Sent! by God's grace for the sake of the world, July 2006, "Global Missions Event." 5).