Silence can be golden. Silence with stillness allows God’s word entrance into our minds and time to take root in our hearts. Then it is time to speak. It is time to voice, not our own opinions, but the truths of the Holy Spirit. It is time to speak, not words of complaint, but words of encouragement. And it is time to proclaim, not our own rights and reputation, but the mercy and glory of God –to speak them into the conversations of each day. Christ Jesus, help me speak and not be silent.
The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us. (Romans 5:8 )
Our chief occupation must be to form Jesus in ourselves, to make his spirit, his devotion, his affections, his desire and his disposition live and reign in our hearts.
St. John Eudes
Soli gloriam dei.
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.