You may know by now that I read Richard Rohr every day. I’ll spell out the links at the bottom for those of you who get this on paper via snail mail. Father Richard is just part of my routine. Every. Day. I love the guy.
He always loops key partners into the conversation. People like Jacqui Lewis, my lead mentor in my doctoral program at Drew. Thomas Merton. He pulls in staff members from his Center for Action and Contemplation. It’s always great.
So, Saturday’s Richard is always a re-cap of the previous week. A couple-three lines from each day Monday through Friday and then—he usually focuses on a practice. A couple Saturdays ago, the practice was Stillness.
Stillness is something I really have to work at. I’m sure you can imagine. I have to focus.
Anyway, this practice is simple.
Pull out the Bible and look up Psalm 46:10:
“Be still and know that I am God.”
One of the things they do at the CAC is a little prayer gathering every day and they meditate on this verse by going through it several times. Each time, they remove a word or two. They take away with each repetition until there is nothing left but stillness.
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know that.
Be still and know.
Be still. Be.
Grace & Peace, Scott
Richard’s Daily Devotional: https://cac.org/category/daily-meditations/ Saturday, July 31: https://cac.org/crisis-contemplation-weekly-summary-2021-07-31/