Solitude: Ignoring the Rat Race

January 31, 2015

There are echoes of meditation in the discipline of solitude. In our world we are focused on hurry and people, and even in the church on fellowship and being together. But like Jesus, we need time away from the crowd, just to be alone. With practice, this won’t demand a trip to the wilderness, but the practice of an inner solitude where we are not afraid of being alone because we know a “with God” life means we are never alone. A big part of this discipline is learning to be silent, hold our tongue, and thereby lose the ability to control. We will be called to sink down into God’s presence and listen to him in the silence. Mark 1:35; 6:31.