Fr. Aidan Writes:
Some pieces for us to read and reflect upon:
In down-to-earth Hebrew, to “meditate” is to chew one’s cud. The familiar cattle of Hebrew existence proved a helpful image for the devout believer “whose delight is the law of the Lord and who ponders God’s law day and night” (Psalm 1). The browsing cow nibbles constantly at the lush pasture and when it has filled its stom- ach lies down, regurgitates what it has gathered and chews “meditatively” on its cud until the cud is fully assimilated.
William G. Storey
Because I am a woman involved in practical cares, I cannot give the first half of the day to these things but must meditate when I can, early in the morning and on the fly during the day. Not in the privacy of a study—-but here, there and every- where——at the kitchen table, on the train, on the ferry, on my way to and from appointments and even while making supper or putting Teresa to bed.
May God bless you, your families, and the week ahead,
Fr Aidan Peter