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Be Still and Know that I am God

One of my favorite guided meditations of all time comes from a retreat called Day by Day Agape (or DDA for short). It goes like this: "Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be." Simple, yes, but also profound. Imagine hearing those words repeated slowly, methodically, in a dark chapel before the Blessed Sacrament, and you get more of the effect.

Do you ever feel like Sisyphus? He's the guy from Greek mythology that's stuck eternally pushing a boulder up a hill. Every time he gets to the top, he slips and has to do it all over again. Sound familiar? This is what it can feel like when we try to do things on our own, without God's help. Now, more than ever, we need to be willing to ask for His help.