Stillness as prayer is powerful. It needs to be guarded and treasured because silence too often eludes most of us, and we too often avoid it. Sometimes silence makes us uncomfortable, and we hurt to fill its gaping, undefinable and uneasy presence.
But making space for stillness—silence—in the course of everyday life can also be a place of comfort and peace, space for God. It opens a place for God to speak and be. What has been done has been done. What has not been done has not been done. Let it be.
Today we remember Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian, who died in 1945. This message is adapted from “Stillness as prayer” written by Julie K. Aageson in the April 2016 issue of Gather magazine.