2nd Thursday in Lent

“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy,We see into the life of things.” William Wordsworth Longfellow

Sometimes the most difficult thing in the world is to find the quiet. The space and the time where you are completely alone with your thoughts. For me, with two kids, a job, two dogs, a house, two cars, and a city full of traffic and sports radio, quiet is miles and miles away.

Dad wrote yesterday about the importance of finding solitude, a place alone with your thoughts. Longfellow speaks about the same thing. A quiet eye lets us see into the life of things, but where do we find the quiet? Where do we find that moment alone with God?

In the face of all the noise that the world presents to us, maybe the quiet we seek isn’t a place or time of the day. May quiet is in our mind. It’s the point when we stop and shut out the noise of the world. It can happen at work, or in traffic, or in the middle of the vicious storm. It is the point when we pause and open our ears to God. When we listen and hear the words of God. “I am always here with you. I will never abandon you. Trust in me and you shall not want.”


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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