"I stood beneath autumn trees, whose colored leaves were washed with a quiet rain, looking out over a still lake, feeling the chill of the wind rattling the branches above me. In the distance I heard the single sound of a child's laughter, skimming over the silent water, a flash of brightness beneath the low slung gray sky. That's what an awakening in the Spirit feels like: A sudden, unexpected flash of innocence, of pure goodness, flying through heavy air and over unmoving waters, until it wakes you up with one simple call to smile."
The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston, Choctaw
Today was a day where I felt continuously behind with no hope of catching up. Today was a day where everything seemed to take more effort and produce less result. Bishop Charleston’s words reminded me that on days like today, it is sometimes best to stop for a moment and stand still.