TODAY'S THEME: Attentive            
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I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration, quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless. However you worship, I hope this
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At a certain point you say to the woods, to the sea, to the mountains,
the world, Now I am ready. Now I will stop and be wholly attentive.
You empty yourself and wait, listening. After a time you hear it:
there is nothing there. There is nothing but those things only, those
created objects, discrete, growing or holding, or swaying, being
rained on or raining, held, flooding or ebbing, standing, or spread.
You feel world's word as a tension, a hum, a single chorused note
everywhere the same. This is it: this hum is the silence.

The silence is all there is. It is the alpha and the omega. It is God's
brooding over the face of the waters; it is the blended note of the ten
thousand things, the whine or wings. You take a step in the right
direction to pray to this silence, and even to address the prayer to
"World." Distinctions blur. Quit your tents. Pray without ceasing.

Annie Dillard (1945 -  )
Pulitzer Prize-winning American author

Rejoice evermore.

Pray without ceasing.

1 Thessalonians: 5
The Holy Bible
King James Version

And now, the Last Word:

The contemplation of eternity
make the Soul immortal.

Thomas Traherne (1636-1674)
English poet and religious writer


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Bonus quote:

On matters of style, swim with the current,
on matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Third President of the United States


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Annie Dillard;
Book of Thessalonians;
Thomas Traherne


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