Saturday, January 15, 2011

Rest

The teachings from the desert tell us that this kind of restless boredom is often caused by physical or spiritual exhaustion. The ammas’ counsel to us would be to rest, to be still, to allow ourselves time to stop. Imagine that, a Christian spiritual way that counsels rest when we are exhausted, and even considers exhaustion to be a dangerous spiritual condition.

Mary Earle
The Desert Mothers
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