Monday, September 11, 2006

"Be still and know that I am God." Very hard work. Peace and quiet, very hard to find. Can women pastors keep Sabbath? Is it true that a woman's work is never done?

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Blogger LutheranChik said...

I frankly can't remember the last time I was "still" in anything approaching a contemplative way. Yipes. And I was someone who wanted to embrace the Benedictine Rule as a layperson.

10:58 PM  
Blogger pastornines said...

presbytery meeting tonight. The very definition of "unstill." And yet at one moment when we were charged with a period of reflection, the silence in the sanctuary was so powerful that I could feel it settle on my shoulders. Amazing grace - a blessing of peace in the midst of a meeting.

11:01 PM  
Blogger pastornines said...

Has anyone ever done a "silent retreat?" There is a retreat house not too far away that provides space for pastors to get away at a very minimal cost. Picture this: no cellphone, no internet (yikes!), just blessed silence. Sound good?

7:11 AM  
Blogger Pink Shoes said...

I did a homevisit yesterday with a woman who uses that verse as her mantra. She has many things going wrong health-wise that are getting her down. I am continually amazed at her faith and her use of the verse.
However, I know that for her (before her illness) and for myself "being still" was/is nearly impossible and I've struggled to define or redefine sabbath for myself. Good question!

9:54 AM  

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