August 27

 

Reflection

“All of us are caught up in complex situations. We have multiple responsibilities and minimal disposable time. Yet this is when God expects us to live spiritually responsible lives. Not when things get better. Not when the frenzy tapers off or ceases altogether. Not when we retire. Now. In the middle of whatever is happening, we are to acknowledge God’s paradoxical presence and lift our hearts in praise…chaos is God’s Spirit in Pentecostal mode.”
Miriam Therese Winter

Prayer

The Lord is with us; God is our refuge.
Psalm 46

Action

Try to see God in the midst of distractions and disruptions. If possible, keep up at least the routine of your prayer during those times.

Suggested Reading

Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:1

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.”
Matthew 8:23-27

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Deepak Chopra

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
Henry Valentine Miller

A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.
Henri J.M. Nouwen

There is always calm in the midst of chaos, love in the midst of hate, and hope in the midst of despair. You may not find them immediately, but have faith and hold tightly to your beliefs.
Bernajoy Vaal

 Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart….
Ritu Ghatourey

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