Hush, My Soul
This spring-like Sunday morning echoes with
Church bells — a slightly muffled ring, a recorded ring --
In former days a call to prayer — when done with actual bells --
A call to quiet reflection — the meanings,
Purposes, possibilities, and creations of life.
Today my first thought, as I
Hear them, as many think, I’m sure,
“I wonder what time it is.”
I should hear, “Slow down!”
I should remember, “Ask not for whom the bell tolls…”
I should think, “Appreciate those
Around me; we are in
Questions and Thoughts
- What can serve as my church bell, a reminder that I need to daily reflect on the meanings, purposes, and expansion of my spirit?
3. Why do I let so much other noise occupy my mind, suborn my thoughts, and urge me to frenetic activity, some that cuts others out of my daily life?
4. How will I slow down enough each day in order that I may be able to work efficiently and effectively and compassionately the rest of my day?