Our hearts are restless
until they find their rest in thee
from a prayer by St Augustine, 4th Century AD
We will explore the tension between and the interplay of rest and restlessness. It can be, for example, that rest sometimes resides right in the midst of restlessness. When we are in the midst of the hard, at times despairing work of serving life, we can be closest to the heart of God and therefore immersed in the deepest rest, in the right place. But that is not always so. And sometimes it is the Holy Spirit who is the source of our restlessness, stirring us out of our rest (eg. our complacency, presumption).
Each week you are invited to engage in a meditation practice using the ancient words that are offered as a way of deepening your experience of this theme, and as a way of growing in your self-awareness and God-centeredness.