Today’s question: ARE YOU CONTENT RIGHT NOW?
This is Day 10 of the 5-week Lenten journey with The Society of Saint John the Evangelist and their daily meditation on TIME.
See Br. Curtis Almquist on the video (1:26) below, or to leave comments on the Brothers' website, go here. ( http://ssje.org/ssje/2015/02/26/stop-6-contentment/ )
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Question: ARE YOU CONTENT RIGHT NOW?
Transcript of Video:
One of the ancient words in the monastic vocabulary is contentment, which is incredibly counter-cultural. Contentment: from the Latin contentus, which means enough, it means sufficient. It’s the opposite of a kind of appetite of acquisition. But it’s rather saying: now is what is most important, not what is new but what is now. One of the downsides of this capacity we have to be virtually present all over the globe is distraction actually pulling us away from where we really are now. But the Psalm says, “Be still and know that I am God.” And the Psalm says, “My boundaries enclose a pleasant land.” Contentment is about staying where you are, looking at it more deeply and realizing with deep gratitude that this is enough, and for this I am thankful.
-Br. Curtis Almquist
Blessings on our journey to re-order time in our lives,