Monday of Holy Week: Stilling

Still our soul

 

As the week unfolds
there is conflict, urgency, and loss.
I imagine Jesus reaching for these words
in the prayerbook of his soul.

“Surely I have stilled and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with his mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.”  (Psalm 131:2 Word English Bible)

Not a nursing child
dependent still and clinging.

A weaned child
more experienced in the world.
Still,
seeking quiet in the heart of life.

I imagine Jesus reaching for these words
centering himself in the deepest part of self
Stilling,
and from there being Love.

And we can too.

See also:
Palm Sunday: Riding on This Day

 

 

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  1. Walking home after work this morning, the reflection was replaying in my head. I wondered if children would have been considered weaned at about the age of 2 years. We associate that age with the frequent use of the word “No!” With the knowledge of the possibility of choice, would it not be even more challenging to find a place where the soul was stilled? …And yet Jesus responded with “Yes” from that still point within.

  2. Yes! I like what you are saying. With the possibility of choice, it would be more challenging – and more necessary – to seek stillness within.Thank you.

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