Praying With Physics


Newton’s First Law of Motion: An object in motion tends to stay in motion
and an object at rest tends to stay at rest, unless the object is acted upon.
When we are at rest, we want to stay at rest. Inertia.
When we are in motion, we tend to just keep on going. Momentum.

My faith shakes me out of my inertia.
I feel the movement of the Spirit urging me to do something
for myself, for others, for nature.
My faith also helps me stop once in a while
and not indulge in mindless activity or frenetic busy-ness.
I feel the call of the Spirit to keep still, remain quiet
and seek grounding for my activities and busy-ness.
Paradoxically, I can pray when I am active
and I can be active accomplishing some things in my stillness.

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