I like the silent church before the sermon begins, better than any preaching. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
In high school, we had to memorize a bunch of Emerson quotes from the essay “Self-Reliance.” This is the single line that stuck with me since I first read his words 11 years ago. It continued to grow in meaning for me as I separated from the Christian church and sought out silence, meditation, and introspection as the pillars of my faith.
This is in response to a challenge lovely Z of I Prefer Deep Blues and Sea Foam Greens issued to me about, oh, 2 weeks ago (mea culpa). The nature of the challenge is this: post a quote a day for three days, and following each, challenge 3 people to do the same.
I’ll challenge the following:
What strikes a chord with you, my friends?