Psalm 62: "For God alone my soul in silence waits."
I have always enjoyed silent retreats, long or short, and recommend them to you.
At the retreats I attended we only spoke to our spiritual advisor once per day.
No talking to each other even at meals. That at first was really difficult for me, not talking.
What I learned was that I had to stop talking so much and listen to what God was saying to me.
After a while, I also found out that silence has a sort of musical quality to it.
Listening to God was so enjoyable. I simply loved him and he loved me.
"God feels that way about us. God relishes the time we take with him in comfortable silence,
letting our souls connect with him," an unknown Episcopal Journalist writes
in the July 2009 issue of Forward Day by Day.
"There is a comfortable silence that comes from knowing and loving a spouse, for example,
so much that words don't have to be continuously spoken."
That's what silence with our kind gentle, and always loving God is like for me. Give it a try.
Blessings and love, Fr. Jack.
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