Advent Calendar

Quietude

Paience Strong • read by Marion Beaumont thinking of all those facing Christmas without a loved one


If you stand very still in the heart of a wood

You will hear many wonderful things:

The snap of a twig, the breeze in the trees,

And the whir of invisible wings.


If you stand very still in the turmoil of life

And you wait for the voice from within,

You’ll be led down quiet ways of wisdom and peace,

In a mad world of chaos and din.


If you stand very still and hold to your faith,

You will get all the help that you ask,

You will draw from the silence the things that you need:

Hope, courage, and strength for your task.