The Power of Silence

Reflections for contemplative living

This morning I spent some time envisioning a world where there were no words, no noise, only silence. What we held in our heart poured out without a word. The emotions, the joy and the suffering coming alive through action without a sound. What would be revealed? 

Creation itself is a silent word of God. The wordless beauty of nature displays before our eyes the manifold riches of a Father who is ceaselessly present among men. This divine speech is not audible to ears that are too human; nevertheless, it is the most profound speech of all. The sun, the moon, and the stars are absolutely silent to our ears, but they are a word and a message essential to our earthly existence. There is a language of the stars that we can neither know nor comprehend but that God understands perfectly. 

There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.

Luke 12:2-3

Lord, thank you for giving me peace. Let me claim it and let it live in my heart today! 

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