Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Inner City Silence

"A day filled with noise and voices can be a day of silence, if the noises become for us the echo of the presence of God, if the voices are, for us, messages and solicitations of God." ~Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Poustinia.

Poustinia is a little book that was in my room in a meditation center, Pacem in Terres, I visited last year. It is full of thoughts about silence and communion with God. 

It's very important to get away once or twice a year for times of silence. We don't even comprehend quiet anymore. But it's just as important to find true silence in the midst of the noise and chaos we live in every day. 

The voice of God is speaking. If only we can still our own busy thoughts to focus on His voice and hear His words to us. If our minds are tuned to Him, then even traffic noise can bring a message from our Lord to us, children playing in the park can grant us some insight to the spirit realm, or a news announcement on the radio can lead us into prayer.

The key is to set the mind on Christ first thing in the morning. Turn your heart to Him. Dedicate the day to Him. Bring your thoughts back to Him whenever you think of it throughout the day. 


He's speaking to you.

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