Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Hear God’s Voice

Desmond TutuAll of us are meant to be contemplatives.

Frequently we assume that this is reserved for some rare monastic life, lived by special people who alone have been called by God. But the truth of the matter is that each one of is meant to have that space inside where we can hear God’s voice. God is available to all of us. God says, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’

Each one of us wants and needs to give ourselves space for quiet. We can hear God’s voice most clearly when we are quiet, and then you begin to see with the eyes of the heart.
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu
from God Has a Dream, A Vision of Hope for Our Time

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  • At 3/27/2007 8:01 AM, Anonymous kenny said…

    Sorry -turning down iPod- could you repeat that?


  • At 3/27/2007 9:01 AM, Blogger November In My Soul said…

    This entry is especially relevant for me as I am slowly learning to allow myself to be calm and quiet enough to hear Him.

    For most of my life I lived as a slave to my emotions. I had no control and wherever my mood or life situation took me that's where I went. My inability to cast off the shackles of anger, of lust, of greed and every other possible distraction left no room for anything else. At some point this may have been a way to keep from having to look within myself because I did not like what I would see. But most of those issues have been resolved.

    For the brief periods when I am able to achieve a modicum of inner tranquility life is so much better. How much better we are when we can listen to and obey those small inner proddings to resist anger, to give away what we value, to take ourselves off the throne.


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