Becoming a Healing Presence: Inner Stillness, pt.1

This Tuesday we will be reading chapter 1 “Inner Stillness” of Dr. Albert S. Rossi’s book Becoming a Healing Presence.  In this chapter, Dr. Rossi sets forth both the benefit and requirement of being still before God. We have the example of Elijah who looked for God in the activity of the whirlwind, the power of the earthquake, and the excitement of the fire; but who only heard God in that still, small voice of sheer silence. 1 Kings 19:12. We also have the example of Moses who commanded the Israelites, to be still and allow the LORD to act. Ex. 14:13.  And as we enter this Triduum, we have the example of Jesus himself who rested in the tomb so that the Father could act. Luke 23:56b, 1979 BCP 283.  We simply must be still to know God. Psalm 46:10.  As we walk through this book together over the next several weeks, practice stillness and silence before God.   


Maundy Thursday Services:

                Messiah: 12:15 and 7

                Trinity: 5:30 Seder Supper, 6:30 Service

Good Friday:

                Messiah: 12:15 and 7

                Trinity: 12:15 Service, 6:00  John Stiener’s “The Crucifixion” 

Dinner is at 6 on Tuesday. Discussion begins about 6:45. Compline around 8. I hope that you can all join us.  If you need a book, please let me know.

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the
crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and
rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the
coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of
life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Collect for Holy Saturday 1979 BCP 283

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