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Spiritual Formation – 90 min prayer +reflection – The Power of Pause
Oct 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
A young minister returned to his hometown in northern Georgia. He struck up a conversation with an old farmer.
They stood by the fence-row and watched as a new picking machine rolled through a cotton field.
Until now, the farmer had picked cotton using a machine pulled by a team of mules.
“That’s an amazing machine, picking six rows of cotton in minutes,” the young man says in admiration.
“Yes it is,” says the farmer, “but I’ve got to tell you, I really do miss my mules.” “Really?
Why?” “Because these machines work day and night, every day.
My mules worked only six days a week, and then they needed a rest, so they had enough energy for the next week.
When my mules rested, I rested. And I was better off for it.”
“In Care of the Soul, Thomas Moore writes that living artfully with time might only require something as simple as pausing.
In our modern life, with its premium on speed, our internal governors set on rush, we have no time for reflection or pondering
or for allowing impressions of the day to sink into our hearts. We know that something is lost when we give up our mules.
Our souls resonate with stillness, slowness and renewal. We know that the mules represent something essential, even nonnegotiable.
Something restorative and grounding.
However, when speed is a priority, how do we go back?” The Power of Pause-T. Hershey
If you are curious about the above statement,
join us on Monday, October 2 from 10:30 am to 11:45 am or from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm. All are welcome!
Sister Josephine Daspro, CSJ