In 1966, Simon & Garfunkel released an album entitled “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.” One of the most famous songs on the album was “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy).”
The first line of the song is “Slow down, you move too fast.” Amen.
It is distressing watching how fast our lives have become, expecting emails to be answered immediately, pushing forward in our haste to stay ahead of the cascading dominoes of deadlines and expectations, each one pushing us to push everyone around us either faster or out of our way, leading to trampled toes and sometimes trampled lives. How often do we wish, “stop the world, I want to get off!?”
Into the maelstrom of our busyness soothes the Saviour,
“Be still, and know that I am God.
Peace I leave with you.
My peace, I give to you.
I do not give as the world gives.
Let not your hearts be troubled.
Neither let them be afraid.”
Here’s to the new semester.
May it be one of peace over chaos; even peace amidst chaos.
May you have peace that transcends the logic of understanding,
A peace that defies and confounds the world around you,
A peace that draws others unto you.
Peace, stillness, and wonder.
It’s time “to make the morning last.”