Moment of Peace: An hour or a day or a week of solitude. What was the quality of your breath? The state of your mind? How did you get there?
In October, I got to spend four days as a group leader at an FTE VEV event in Minneapolis. Our twice-daily worship was led by a professor who spent several dozen years as a brother at Taize, the ecumenical community of monks in France whose worship is contemplative and reflective and beautiful. We chanted hymns over and over and over in a darkened, candlelit chapel, and after days packed full of travel and action, the quiet and stillness was a welcome respite. It's hard to let the contents of my head settle on my own - I need some structure and permission and encouragement. Worship - done well - provides that. I sat and settled. I rested.