Thought of the Day July 16, 2020 Wait in silence

By 10:10 AM


“Each of us knows how mysteriously the Lord works in his or her heart and soul. And this is the overshadowing, the power, the Holy Spirit’s style, as it were, for veiling our mystery. This overshadowing in us, in our lives, is called silence. Silence is the cloud that veils the mystery of our relationship with the Lord, of our holiness and of our sins. It is a mystery that we cannot explain. But when there is no silence in our lives, we lose the mystery, it goes away.” (Francis, Homily in Santa Marta, 20 December 2013)


Is is hard for us to enter and remain in this silence, in this mystery. Yet, it is the only way to enter into a fuller relationship with God, the source and end of our life. We seek answers but the only answer is wait. 

I remember experiencing this time of silence and mystery many years ago. For a year and a half God was silent and the only word I would get was "wait". He was preparing me for a new moment of relationship with him, but I had to wait and trust in his timing and process. It was very hard for me to wait and I was not patient many times. After that period of waiting, however,  I came to a deeper awareness and experience of his unconditional love for me. 

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