Sunday, March 07, 2010

"Humility is not Relative, but Absolute"

I just want to post a quick link to this insightful article, by Laurie Bestvater, on scheduling and living-- specifically about a schedule found in Cholmondley's biography of Charlotte Mason. Good food for thought as we round the corner and head into the last term of the school year. My favorite quote is:

This living within a careful routine is not a Victorian straightjacket, a legalism, a pitiful constraint brought on by ill health, but a prayer,[2] a wonderful living out of her vanguard posture…to be a person means to be rightly related to our Creator…who says,” in vain you rise up early, and retire late.”[3] When there are needs pressing in at all sides and the only time for putting two thoughts together seems to be when the rest of the world is fast asleep and when one more e-mail will seem to win the day, this deep and faithful woman is living out a whisper that it is time to get ready for bed, tomorrow is another day, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should and after all, you are just one woman—a person, not superhuman after all.

*Title taken from the biography, which is quoted in the article.

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