˜Be still, and know that I am God! (Psalm 46: 10a)

The spiritual life begins with silence and listening. Yet, we are often afraid of silence. Sunbeams, however, unheard by human ear, bring energy and blessing; and dew which falls noiselessly at night refreshes the earth. It is in the discipline of silence that we become receptive to God’s presence and alert to the power of love.

Generous God, teach me the beauty of being silent in your presence and enfolded by your love. In my encounters with others, give me the grace to know when to speak and when to be silent. Amen.