Take Time

Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to play, it is the secret of staying young.
Take time to be quiet - it is the opportunity to seek God.

Take time to be aware, it is the opportunity to help others.
Take time to love and be loved - it is God's greatest gift.

Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.
Take time to be friendly - it is the road to happiness.

Take time to dream, it is what the furure is made of.
Take time to pray - it is the greatest power of earth.




Live more prayerfully
Live more holistically
Live slower
Live more gently with others and with self
Live with more space for silence and solitude
Live generously and hospitably
Live with an attentiveness to God, to creation and to neighbour
Live with a greater recognition to God in all things
Learn from the community of others
Rediscover a poverty of spirit that lets go of ambition and self-interest and look for Christ
where he was found during his life - on the edge among the lost
Rediscover the gift of peace at the very centre of all that you do.

Revd Richard Carter, Associate Vicar for Mission, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.