Consider this quote by Joy Lenton from “Lean Towards the Light This Advent and Christmas Season” compiled by Christine Aroney-Sine & Lisa DeRosa.

“Our souls long for peaceful contemplation and restful quietude. We scorn the need, drown it out with activities which are not necessarily wrong in themselves but which take us away from what our souls crave most. Our inner voice is always urging us toward rest and peace, we so often ignore its gentle persuasion.”

Holy Spirit, grow our sensitivity to notice and honor our need for rest and peace. Teach us to breathe deeply and find our quiet center.

Read pages 58-59 for today’s full devotional “Stilling Our Souls in a Chaotic World.”