On silence and solitude.

  1. Silence and solitude are spiritual practices or disciplines that develop relationships. Silence is not the same as being silenced or rendered voiceless. Solitude is not the same thing as loneliness. Jesus understood both as he went about his ministry and to the Cross.
  2. God is not in the life-denying or harmful realities of life. God is the “sheer silence,” the “gentle whisper” that quells the chaos and creates the spaciousness to allow us to hear God’s voice, and thus to become friends of the Divine. Friends of the Divine have the call to oppose the life-denying or harmful realities of life as ambassadors of Christ.
  3. Something inside me sings as I write these things. But I admit I barely know what they mean. Would you give me more experience, Lord?
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