Another jewel from page 147 of Richard Foster’s Sanctuary of the Soul

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armsAnother jewel from page 147 of Richard Foster’s Sanctuary of the Soul: “The journey into meditative prayer is a long one. We may be hesitant and unsure that we even want to take the journey. But, in time, something marvelous begins occurring within. … The good rises up. He evil loses its grip. … This transforming work does not happen all at once and not completely perhaps. But it does happen. The old games of manipulation and control begin losing their appeal to us. Guile becomes less and less a pattern of our daily life. A new compassion rises up within us for the bruised and broken and the dispossessed. … We are becoming friends of Jesus.”

 

 

Doesn’t that just motivate you to take a lectio break –  to turn down the noise and be still with God? Just for a while. Just forever.  Pray and be blessed.