Be still…

“Be still, and know that I am God.” The voice that the psalmist heard long ago entreats me today to the same peace. My early morning walk to the church over the white shell path seemed to shatter the silence with each crunchy footfall, until I dared to stop and listen more closely. When my body came to stillness – followed a moment later by my mind and spirit which were already reaching ahead into a day full of challenges – He was already there, preceding me, waiting for me. In that moment of stillness, he invited me to join the music that had already begun – the voices of the birds, the drip, drip, drip of the dew from the slate roof feeding the soft green earth beneath, the soft whisper of the wind. And then came his assurance given to Julian, “I shall make well all that is not well.” Oh! How I crave the grace to carry this knowledge in my spirit all day!

 

 

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About Selah Seeker

I first became acquainted with the Community of Jesus in 1970 when I was an undergraduate at Brown University, serving a Baptist church in Rhode Island. In 1988 I moved to the Community with my wife, our two daughters, and our son. Today I serve on the clergy staff of the Community. I have made my living working for a residential construction company, as the contract manager and construction supervisor. Since 2001 I have enjoyed acting with Elements Theatre Company, and today, at 61, I am the oldest member of the company. Working with young and vital actors will, I believe, slow my aging process as we encounter the fascinating challenges of our craft together. When I am not at church, on a job site, at the Pastorium, or on the stage, I enjoy playing fingerstyle guitar to our 19-year-old tiger kitty, Raffi.

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