Contemplate this verse:
“Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
Apply the words above in light of “the worlds jangling noises” below:
The world is made of jangling noises. When I enter God in my innermost parts there is a great silence. But that silence is a melody, sweet as the contentment of love, and thrilling as a touch of flame … (Walter Rauschenbusch—altered)
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A daily resolve
Relying on the grace of God…
I will this day try to live a simple, loving, and grateful life; repelling thoughts of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, fear and self seeking.
I will this day try to cultivate cheerfulness, civility, charity, holy silence, carefulness in conversation, and speak kind words to those with whom I live and work.
I will try this day to walk in faith and childlike trust in God.
Bishop John Vincent (early 20th century, revised)