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Rev. Ruth Innes
Rev. Ruth Innes

“Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

Sometimes life just gets on top of us.

We live such busy lives that there never seems to be time to just sit and ‘be’.

My chiropodist, who is not a church-goer, tells me she is going to Mindfulness classes and how much she is enjoying them. Mindfulness is all the fashion at the moment and is about focussing on the here and now and not worrying about the past and future.

In church we sometimes call it The Sacrament of the Present Moment – a time when we spend a few moments stilling ourselves, perhaps lighting a candle, looking at a holy icon or a pool of water or closing our eyes. A time when we just ‘be’ with God or ourselves. A time when nothing else matters but the here and now. A time when our phone doesn’t ring, Facebook doesn’t prompt, Twitter doesn’t nudge into our thoughts.

A time when we can rest within the loving arms of our Creator and Friend.

Make time. Be mindful of the present moment. Sshh.

Rev. Ruth Innes, Episcopalian Christ Church, Falkirk