Stillness

In the season of Advent, we are asked to cultivate a spirit of quietness.  This is quite a counter-cultural suggestion, in the midst of the furious holiday activity going on around us. This time of increased introspection and quietness is intended to make us more attuned to experience the presence of God, which we will celebrate especially in the festival of Christmas, but which surrounds us all the time even when we are not aware of it. If a pebble drops into a still pond, the ripples it creates will be able to spread far,…
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