Golden Silence

 July 3, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability

Silence is golden, or so they say. In this day and age it is harder to find than gold, more precious than gold. Our ears are polluted every day with deluges of noise–the radio in the car, the TV and stereo at home, Ipods, muzak in the elevator at work.

How precious are those moments of silence when no-one feels compelled to speak, when we can hear the voice of nature around us–drops of rain on the roof, birds chirping hello, or the whisper of the wind among the trees. These are the sounds that populate silence. There is no need for words. It is a silence that is alive and active.

Amidst the noise and activity of the fourth of July holiday, why not take a moment to enjoy God’s silence.

After the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.      1 Kings 19:12-13 (NRSV)


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