Shhhhh. It’s Saturday.
Don’t hold me to the specific details, but a few years back I read a report about the weather in the big cities and industrial areas of Japan. Apparently, it would start raining at just about the same time on Friday nights and for a specific amount of time. Local meteorologists thought it was because the cities were so busy and bustling, there was some sort of weather related reaction that caused nature to almost want to clean up the aftermath of the intensely busy weeks. That’s how I feel about Saturdays, or in my case, Shabbat, the day of rest. It’s my emotional palate cleanser where I can try to tune out and hope that I find a way to recharge.
I recently read this quote by Mother Teresa that made me think about why some of us need and crave still moments in our lives:
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
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