Archive for November 30th, 2007

Simply spend some quiet time alone ….

30 November, 2007

St. Francis de Sales writes in The Devout Life

“In addition to a mental solitude to which you can retreat even in the middle of a crowd, learn to love actual physical solitude. There is no need to go out into the desert. Simply spend some quiet time alone in your room, or in a garden, or some other place. There you can think some holy thoughts or do a little spiritual reading. One of the great bishops said, “I walk alone on the beach at sunset. I use recreation to refresh myself and shake off a little of my ordinary troubles.”

“Our Lord received a glowing report from the apostles about how they had preached and what a great ministry they had done. Then he said to them, “Come with me by yourself to a quiet place and get some rest.”