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Be still, and know that I am God. Be still, and know that I AM. Be still, and know. Be still.

Be.

I was first led in this prayer by Franciscan scholar Richard Rohr at The Ooze in Seattle.

Be.

How shall we “be still” in a culture where stillness is considered laziness?

How shall we “be” in a culture where silence is a sign of uncomfortable weakness?

How shall we “be” in a culture where “the eyes of faith” are considered blindness?

How shall we “be” in a culture where singleness of purpose is considered ineptness in a multi-tasking world?

How shall we “be” in a culture where simplicity is considered lack of initiative amidst consumer-driven frenzy?

How shall we “be” in a culture where homo sapiens has evolved to homo narcissus?

How shall we “be still” in a culture that interprets “be still” as “be run over”?

How shall we “be still” in churches that mimic the culture?

How shall we “know God” when God is just another word on our “priority list”?

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