On Silence

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)