Learning to Say a Clearer “Yes or No,” by Thomas Kelly

Many of the things we are doing seem so important to us. We haven’t been able to say no to them because they seem so important. But if we center down, as the old phrase goes, and live in that holy Silence which is dearer than life, and take our life program into the silent places of the heart, with complete openness, ready to do, ready to renounce according to God’s leading, then many of the things we are doing lose their vitality for us. There is a re-evaluation of much that we do or try to do, which is done for us, and we know what to do and what to let alone.

Source: Thomas Kelly, A Testament of Devotion, via Inward/Outward