A spiritual director once said to me, “Dennis, rest into God.” Relax. God is in charge. You can rest in that knowledge. “Come to me all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11.28). And he continues, “. . . you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (vs 29,30).

Granted, there is a sense of restlessness when living the life of Spirit. The Spirit blows where it will, etc. But there is also the sense of rest and relaxation. Our human tendency is to get all wrapped up in intensity. Everything is so important, we have to do it now!

But there really is no true urgency. Because the Divine is in charge. And his burden is light. The task he has given us is easy. We need only learn from him. And rest in him. And as we rest, as we empty our minds of mundanity, we can hear his voice. And his voice is true; it is light. Blessed are they who hear my voice and respond. Let him who has ears to hear, hear what the Spirit says.

“Rest into God!”