Be quiet before the Mystery. Silence becomes you as you think with awe on what I have done. My presence is an oasis of peace in this angry, troubled world. Eternity does not enter the thoughts of the angry soul. Let my haven of peace, the lowly stable, be a refuge from your anger and ambitions. Quiet, my child, and think on the Mystery of the ages—and be at peace. —Hal M. Helms, Echoes of Eternity, Paraclete Press
Lord, your servant John the Baptist made it clear to the people how to live. Yet I sometimes find myself asking the same question: what should I do? I confess that I ask because I’m looking for an easy, convenient answer. Forgive me, Lord. Help me to live as I know I ought, in obedience to you. Amen.