I was looking for a post yesterday and ran across an unrelated one I wrote over five years ago. I had that amusing feeling of wondering, did I really write that? Anyway, it’s still a good read. Here’s an excerpt:
We cannot always control the atmosphere in the physical temple, but we do control the atmosphere in the temple of our souls. We cannot condemn people for making distractions when we ourselves are making our own noise in our souls, chattering and complaining endlessly about who is late, who is talking, what someone is wearing, what children are doing, how long the sermon is… When we manage to create stillness in our own hearts, then the noise around us will not bother us.