Holy Heretic Daily Devotional: July 6-Be Still

Our Lady


Compiled by Mercy Junction Pastor Brian Merritt

“It does no good to think moralistically about how much time we waste. Wasted time
is usually good soul time.” — Thomas Moore

It is so interesting what we consider a waste and what we value. We value property, money and power. We call time that is spent doing nothing, unproductive. This is not something that is mirrored in the Christian holy texts. Often Jesus is found sitting silent near a river or praying in a garden. For 11 centuries Christian Hermits have seen doing nothing as essential to a contemplative life. The first sentence of one rule is: “Sit in your cell as in paradise. Put the whole world behind you and forget it.” — Rule of St. Romuald

Do nothing with purpose, the purpose of receiving grace from the eternal.

Today’s Action: Write a paragraph definition of waste from observations you have looking in your trash bin.

Sharing: We would love to read about your observations on waste.

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