Jul 19 2019

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Pew Leaflet Sunday 21 July 2019

Reflection For The Week

Placing yourself in the presence of God.

The first thing we have to do is to be still physically. Next we have to halt the mind, something which is far more difficult to do. We have to empty it of our cares, anxieties and plans. Then we make a surprising discovery— the world turns without us. This means that neither we nor our schemes, which may appear to us to be of the utmost importance, and which are devouring all our energies, are as important as we imagine.

Then our projects lose their power over us. A healing process begins. Far from the strain and turmoil of life, our fragmented self is reassembled. We slowly become whole again. We rest quietly in the presence of God, like a little boat which has been tossed by the sea, and buffeted by the wind, rests secure in a sheltered harbour.

In His presence we experience our true worth, which consists, not in doing, but in being. We surrender ourselves into His hands. We are at peace. Even our dreams have been put to sleep.

6th Sunday after Pentecost C – 21 July 2019.pdf

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