Thursday, January 12, 2006

Aelred of Rievaulx

Today is the feast day of Aelred of Rievaulx, who was called the "Bernard of the North" for the similarity of his theology with Bernard of Clairvaux - poor guy eh? He focussed a lot on things like wisdom and so (tenuous link of the day...) here's some wisdom from Br ROger of Taize. I know, still not proper blogging but I'm just about to print of the final version of the annual report and THEN do the edited version and THEN I have a date with a book by Steven Croft but after that... well you never know!!!

To let ourselves be refreshed by living water welling up inside us, it is good to go off for a few days in silence and peace. Long ago Elijah, the believer, set out in search of a place where he could listen to God. He climbed a mountain in the wilderness. A hurricane arose, the earth began to shake, a conflagration broke out. Elijah knew that God was not in these outbursts of nature. God is never the author of earthquakes or natural disasters. Then everything became quiet and there was the murmur of a gentle breeze. Elijah covered his face. He had come to the realization that God's voice also made itself understood in a breath of silence.

1 comment:

Badger said...

Ooh! Intersting medievally history things, I thought... But no. Never mind. Try this!