I was struck

The other day I found myself with something I haven’t had in a while…quiet.

How did that happen you ask…  Here are the steps:

1.  Get yourself into some poison ivy/oak/sumac
2. Take kids to school/pre-school
3. Drop wife off at work
4. Go to doctor to be treated for Step 1; there you will have to wait in a quiet room called: The Waiting Room.

There I found myself with a few minutes to read and I took along Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together.  It is a wonderful book I would recommend to anyone.  And here is a bit that just jumped off the page for me, in fact I reread it several times right there in The Waiting Room:

Prayer means nothing else but the readiness and willingness to receive and appropriate the Word, and, what it more, to accept it in one’s persona; situation, particular tasks, decisions, sins, and temptations.

I don’t feel like there is anything else to be said.




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