From Richard Roh’r Daily Reflection on March 19, 2009:
“As a people, we are afraid of silence. That’s our major barrier to prayer. I believe silence and words are related. Words that don’t come out of silence probably don’t mean much. They probably are more an unloading that communicating.
Yet words feed silence, and that’s why we have the word of God…the written word, the proclaimed word. But the written and proclaimed word, doesn’t bear a great deal of fruit- it doesn’t really break open the heart of the Spirit- unless its tasted and chewed, unless it’s felt and suffered and enjoyed at a level beyond words.
If I had to advise one thing for spiritual growth, it would be silence.”
Is silence hard for me?
What does the gift of silence bring to my life?