“If some word especially grabs one’s attention—strikes one, so to speak—pause and dwell on it for as long as one can. Or if some word warms one’s heart, stay with it as long as this lasts, for this is the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Our tendency is to continue reading at once. We may even be inclined to hurry, supposedly to come to the end of the appointed prayers. This is a big mistake…”

(St Barbara Monastery newsletter, January 2022)