Lately I’ve been reflecting on the concept of silence. It must take a lifetime to learn how to be silent when silence is necessary. The Bible teaches us that “there is a time to keep silent and a time to speak” – Ecclesiastes 3:7. It takes wisdom to know the difference.
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent. Proverbs 17:29.
Mother Teresa described silence and its relationship to God by saying, “God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, grass, grow in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence…. We need silence to be able to touch souls.”
All creativity requires some stillness. Your sense of inner peace depends on spending some of your energy in silence to recharge, to enable you to become re-acquainted with the joy of knowing God, and feel closer to all of humanity. Going into the quiet and listening will heal and inspire you. In silence, you make your personal and conscious contact with God.
May the voice of silence speak to you today.