05 September 2013
Words or Stillness?
Writing up is moving forward, and I have generated 3000 words so far this week. This probably sounds better than it is, but I can now just about see my way clear to writing up the original research stuff. Phew.
One of the things that emerged quite strongly in response to some of the questions is the limitation of 'word-centred' spirituality to serve in times of major illness, especially where fatigue and/or brain-fog are involved. Some respondents found this a problem othera allowed themselves to embrace silence/stillness and or used music as a medium for reflection, prayer, etc.
Yesterday I realised Iwas starting with a cold, and after a disturbed night it is full-blown this morning. Whilst I don't feel ill, I do feel rough, and the thought of sitting typing all day is unpleasant (and would probably render utter trash). Way back when, my boss always insisted we went home if had colds, partly because he didn't want us sharing them with others, but partly because he knew rest was the best medicine
So I will do the sensible thing... switch off the laptop, drink plenty of fluids, keep warm and rest... some gentle music may accompany my day, or it may not. Tomorrow I can return to typing with renewed vigour and creativity.
Do you think Jesus ever got a cold? Or a tummy bug? Or some other annoying minor ailment? And if he did, how did he respond? Hmm...