Thursday, April 10, 2008

Blessed silence

And silence, like a poultice, comes
To heal the blows of sound.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
~ Mother Teresa

And so I go this weekend to revel in silence, after the deafening noise of the world. To gather the little pieces of me that I have had to carve out and distribute to those who needed it. To refresh my spirit and renew my strength. To be with my Lord and Father who has patiently been waiting for me to again look deep into His eyes.

taal lake and volcanoThe view from the Canossa House of Spirituality in Tagaytay City,
where our retreat group will be staying.

Photo of Taal Lake and Volcano by Lorimer Black

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