day 7 finding sanctuary: silence

Once Mother Teresa was asked, 
“Mother what do you consider the most important thing in the training of your sisters?” And she answered, “Silence. Interior and exterior silence. Silence is essential in a religious house. The silence of humility, of charity, the silence of the eyes, of the ears, of the tongue. There is no life of prayer without silence.” And then at another 
time she expanded on her philosophy of silence. She explained that “we need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. See how nature, the trees, the flowers and the grass grow in perfect silence.” Finally, she added that without doubt “God is the friend of silence. His language is silence. And he requires us to be silent to discover him. 
We need, therefore, silence to be alone with God, to speak to him, to listen to him and to ponder his words deep in our hearts. We need to be alone with God in silence to be renewed and to be transformed. For silence can give us a new 
outlook on life. In it we are filled with the grace of God, which makes us do all things with joy.”

About papa_rod

Systems Engineer Married Daughter and grandkids Voracious Reader.Love all kinds of music. Nature nut, lover of God, hiker when I am not crippled.
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