Worship was a struggle today, much harder than usual to center and wait for God. My brain kept spinning with silly fragments coming out of left field.

Then a quote from Hans Hofmann came to me, "the ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." Simplicity is not just a issue of possessions or clothing. It is a state of spirit, of being.

Back to my struggle to center, to listen.

"I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."

More centering prayer.

The song 'Babylon Has Fallen" start playing over and over again in my mind. I am obviously loosing the struggle to listen for the Still Small Voice.

Then a voice, "What is you spiritual Babylon? What exiles you from life with God?"

I will be sitting with that query for days to come. Meeting was not a waste despite my distraction. God can work with whatever we bring to worship.

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