Sunday, March 15, 2009

God is a tranquil Being
and abides
in a tranquil eternity
So must thy spirit
become a tranquil
and clear little pool
wherein the serene light of God
can be mirrored.

~ Gerhard Tersteegen

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

when was the last time you were still?

Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.
~ Meister Eckhart

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madalina diaconu

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. It wears us out by multiplying distractions and beats us down destroying our solitude, where otherwise we might drink and renew our strength, before going out to face the world again. "The thoughtful soul to solitude retires," said the poet of other and quieter times, but where is the solitude to which we can retire today? "Commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still," is a wise and healing counsel, but how can it be followed in this day of the newspaper, the telephone, the radio and television? These modern playthings, like pet tiger cubs, have grown so large and dangerous that they threaten to devour us all. What was intended to be a blessing has become a positive curse. No spot is now safe from the world's intrusion. The need for solitude and quietness was never greater than it is today. ~ A.W. Tozer, Of God and Men

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madalina diaconu