BENEDICT SAYS, “Be here; find Christ in the restless teenager, demanding parent, insensitive employer, dull preacher, lukewarm congregation. Resist the inclination to rush out and find some new recipe for happiness or the spiritual shot in the arm offered by television evangelists or a different church community because it is reputed to have more exciting worship.” Commitment to stability affirms the “sacrament of the present moment” and enables us to create a hospitable space for whomever and whatever God sends into our lives now.
– Elizabeth J. Canham
From page 46 of Heart Whispers: Benedictine Wisdom for Today by Elizabeth J. Canham. Copyright © 1999 by Elizabeth J. Canham. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books.i http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
John 20:29, NRSV
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