I follow Jesus by sitting in silence.
There is a way in which quiet meditation is a re-enactment of his death. Like him, we become silent and still, beyond words and thoughts. But there is something more than that.
Because when the world gets loud, there is a part of me that wants to get louder. When it moves fast there is a part of me that wants to move faster. When it positions itself in this way, I want to out maneuver it that way…
I have been eager to hear that Jesus wants me to respond in just these ways. There have been people that have told me that Jesus will make me (just like in that Daft Punk song) bigger, better, faster stronger.
I am growing increasingly convinced that none of it works that way.
In meditation I meet the deafening clamor with silence. I meet the quickening with a slowing down. I meet the machinations with non-action. This is the Jesus way, this victory through redefining the rules of engagement.