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Tradition tells us that one day, a hunter found the Apostle John seated on the ground playing with a tame quail.  The hunter expressed his surprise that a man so earnest should be spending his time so profitlessly.  John looked up and asked, ‘Why is the bow on your shoulder unstrung?’  To this the hunter replied, ‘If kept always taut, it would lose its spring.’  The kindly apostle said with a smile, ‘For the same reason I play with this bird.’

 We must know how to put occupation aside.  In an inaction, which is meditative, the wrinkles of the soul are smoothed away.  “It is not possible for many to have holidays and vacations at seashores or in mountain glens.  We are busy folk, and we must learn the blessed secret of resting just where we are.’  ¾Mrs. Charles Cowman from Streams in the Desert

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