Silence

The Father spoke one Word, which was His Son, and this Word He always speaks in eternal solitude, and in silence, and in silence must It be heard by the soul.

The contemplative soul does not meddle with exterior attachments or human respect, but it communes inwardly with God, alone and detached, and with delightful tranquility, for the knowledge of God is received in divine silence.

Wisdom enters through love, silence, and mortification. It is great wisdom to know how to be silent  and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.

What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetites and our tongue, for the language He best hears is silent love.

Look at that infinite knowledge and that hidden secret. What peace, what love, what silence is in that divine bosom !

  • St John of the Cross

 

 

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