Reflection: St Anselm was an outstanding medieval theologian. He was a Benedictine monk who became archbishop of Canterbury in the 11th century. Listen to this lovely conversation he had with himself concerning intimacy with God. He wrote (in his Proslogion):
Come now, little man, turn aside for a while from your daily employment, escape for a moment from the tumult of your thoughts. Put aside your weighty cares, let your burdensome distractions wait, free yourself awhile for God and rest awhile in him.
Enter the inner chamber of your soul, shut out everything except God and that which can help you in seeking him, and when you have shut the door, seek him.
Now, my whole heart, say to God: ‘I seek your face, Lord, it is your face I seek.
I invite you to make this prayer your own. Seek God with all your heart and all your soul.
Prayer: Dear Father, please forgive my addiction to busyness and the short-term rewards it gives me. I want to be faithful in my work, but even more to have a positive addiction to meeting you in the stillness of my heart. Please help me make this a reality, Lord.