This Lenten season one of the greatest gifts I offer myself is a period of silence. and rest. It seems I cannot stop or slow down enough to savor all the beauty, grace and peace that this penitential season offers me. Yesterday, I did gift myself with a time of silence in my day. Silence is healing. I invite you to find some time for silence in your Lent. Let me know how that is for you. I share this reflection by Robert Wicks for your own reflection.
Kneeling in Silence
Most of the time I pray and sing while sitting or standing straight. But now the only way to release my soul is to gently kneel and wait. Ordinarily a few spoken words would open up my heart. But now to hear Your gentle voice deep silence needs a place. My soul is now too lonely to hear just spoken words. And sitting or standing before You no longer bears my faith. So I quietly kneel in reverence until Your Silence comes to touch the sadness in my soul and to heal me…once again.