Friday, May 30, 2014
A great deal is said today about 'mindfulness' - a meditation programme or technique that does have some very helpful insights and advice but is also limited (in my opinion) due to the overwhelming intrusion of severe pain or emotional trauma many suffer. 'When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the rock than is higher than I am!' I want something more than simply being mindful of the present and my surroundings - I want to know the presence of One who shelters, who cares, and who has a plan despite the disappointments. The writer of Psalm 91 had found someone like this in his or her faith in God. I have too, but it is a daily discipline to call these truths to mind - a mindfulness of a different kind perhaps?
As for me - I'm under the feathers today! It's one of those days!