In his book “Meditations of the Heart” (1953), Howard Thurman prays:
“Our little lives, our big problems—
these we place upon Thy altar!
The quietness in Thy Temple of Silence
again and again rebuffs us:
For some there is no discipline to hold them steady in the waiting
And the minds reject the noiseless invasion of Thy Spirit.
For some there is no will to offer what is central in the thoughts—
The confusion is so manifest,
there is no starting place to take hold…
The nights crowded with frenzied dreams and restless churnings.
We do not know how to do what we know to do.
We do not know how to […]