December 21, 2009
“Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing worldly minded, for with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth, our full homage to demand.”
- Liturgy of St. James, 4th century
Stop the rush, the hustle, the bustle, the crossing of items off
lists, the frantic last minute purchases.
Remember what you are celebrating – and Whom.
It is time for silence.
- Do you find it difficult to stop and spend
time in silence, reverence, and awe before God? If so, why?
can you make the time (notice, not “find” the
time … we have to make the time) to spend in true worship – worship
that is “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24)?
can you do to stop worldly-minded thoughts and replace them with
true homage of God, as the carol above urges?