Mag asked us to share a reflection on silence as she prepares her sermon for this coming Sunday. Here is what “came” to me:
Silence is the ever welcoming space of full acceptance and full challenge.
In holy silence, I am my whole self in God
and I keep becoming my whole Self in Christ.
Like a murky pond after the rain, in silence I return to stillness.
The stirred up sediment of life settles, slowly,
so that I can see into the depths and reflect the blue sky once more.
(photo credit: Still Waters Retreat, Buchanan, MI)