Keep Silence


“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.


Stop the rush, the hustle, the bustle, the crossing of items off lists, the frantic last minute purchases.


Stop.


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?

  • When 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)?

  • What can you do to stop worldly-minded thoughts and replace them with true homage of God, as the carol above urges?

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