Thursday Share: The Spirituality of Slowing Down and Shutting Up

Thursday Share: The Spirituality of Slowing Down and Shutting Up

This week Restoration Recommends an article from Bishop Todd Hunter written for the Leadership Journal.

Hunter writes “The deepest contentment is not derived from external excitement, but through inward rest. Yet we’re constantly told to “rest” by cultivating a heightened state of excitement. But constant audio and visual input pushes God to the margins. Over-stimulation shakes our lives like an Etch-A-Sketch, making God disappear.

On the other hand, silence and slowing down create space for God. Silence removes the fear-based distractions we compulsively turn to. Silence allows us to deal with our inner chaos. It provides the conditions for repentance, conversion, and growth.”

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