It’s good to take a moment out. I was shopping in the huge Waterstones Bookshop near London University, walked South and took the No. 10 bus. Alighting, I walked South again and found myself by chance beside St. Patricks, Soho Square, surrounded by building works.
A side door was open and a small mass going on inside. After Communion, the priest sat quietly. For all the splendor of the richer services of this Christmas week, that moment of silence and prayer was more special and moving than all the others. Always try to just sit still and be quiet.