Thought of the Day July 15, 2020 Waiting in silence

By 10:17 AM

Many time we experience the silence of God in prayer. This is the place where Jesus, in  his humanity, encountered the Father. He would spend hours in prayer, waiting  upon the word of the God.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch wrote that “whoever has understood our Lord’s words, understands his silence, because God is known in his silence.” 

"God’s silence is often the 'place' for our possibility to listen to God, rather than to ourselves. Without God’s 'silent voice' in prayer, the human ‘I’ ends by withdrawing into oneself, and the conscience, which should be an echo of God’s voice, risks being reduced to a mirror of the self, so that the inner conversation becomes a monologue, giving rise to self-justifications by the thousands.(Benedict XVI, Homily February 6, 2008)

Our waiting in silence is our acknowledgement of God as the beginning and end of all things. He is God and we are not. We belong to him. As Lord, he is in control of all things, even the time of silence. We wait for him. Only in silence can we hear that still, inner voice.  "Be still and know that I am God."

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