Popular book inspires columnist to wake from hallucination

Eric Ariel Salas

Eric Ariel Salas

I pondered how God has viewed our being individuals, whose moment of stillness has not been so apparently fulfilled. The line in the Bible that says “Be still, and know that I am God,” really means, in its complete contemporary biblical setting, “Cease, relax and shut up! Spare time for me and know that I am God.”

In one of Father Paul’s homilies last Holy Week, the same verse came out, and I was taken back to the time when I devotedly listened to God in the stillness of my heart.

Knowing I haven’t read anything religious printed in The Collegian since I started writing late last year, I thought that this would be the start of something different. A few days ago, someone close to me asked, “Are you not reluctant to write about God in your column?”

“With what God has done for me all these years, writing won’t even be enough,” I answered without reservations.

A few years ago, a dear friend gave me a book called, “The Purpose Driven Life.” I heard that it was a bestseller – students read it during bouts of silence in bus rides and even successful businessmen browsed the pages inside caf