TO BE WITH GOD, we must learn the power of silence to communicate God’s presence. John of the Cross once said, “Silence is God’s first language.” God speaks the language of silence. If we are to hear the silent voice of God, we must learn to turn down the noise of our lives. The silence of the place does us little good unless we are able to match it with the silence of our souls.
– Ben Campbell Johnson and Paul H. Lang
Time Away: A Guide for Personal Retreat
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How would you describe a noisy soul? A silent soul? Share your thoughts.
Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice, because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
Isaiah 60:5, NRSV
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This week we remember: Simeon Stylites (January 5).
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