Friday, January 27, 2012

Saving Silence

Dear Parishioners,

Your life is full of busy, noisy activities, but not fulfilled by any one of them. Jesus brings a new beginning with a saving silence that creates a space for God.

What happens when the noise turns to silence, when God speaks to the crowded busyness of our lives? The Gospel suggests the silence Jesus brings is not always easy to accept. We pride ourselves with our connections, our full calendars, and our important activities.

Our Lord brings to the silence a gift that no crowded agenda or demanding schedule can match. He brings into the silence the gift of himself. He offers to be the resident manager of our lives, bringing order to chaos, meaning to messiness, and nourishment to noise. He takes up residence within to remind us that saving silence clears a space for holiness to live and grace to grow.

- Deacon Robert

“To love God with our whole mind
is to think of him often, and to
make it our principal study
to know him well.”
- The Cure D’Ars