Preciousness of Silence

Preciousness of Silence

"Lord, set a guard over my mouth;  keep watch at the door of my lips." Ps 141:3


"But Jesus was silent." Mt 26:63


The Silence is Meekness.
When you do not defend yourself against offenses;
When you do not claim your rights;
When you let God defend you;
The Silence is Meekness.


The Silence is Mercy.
When you do not reveal the faults of your brothers to others;
When you readily forgive without inquiring into the past;
When you do not judge, but pray in your heart;
The Silence is Mercy.


The Silence is Patience.
When you accept suffering not with grumbling but joyfully;
When you do not look for human consolations;
When you do not become too anxious, but wait in patience for the seed to germinate;
The Silence is Patience.


The Silence is Humility.
When there is no competition;
When you consider the other person to be better than yourself;
When you let your brothers emerge, grow and mature;
When you joyfully abandon all to the Lord;
When your actions may be misinterpreted;
When you leave to others the glory of the enterprise;
The Silence is Humility.


The Silence is Faith.
When you keep quiet because you know that the Lord will act;
When you renounce the voice of the world to remain in the presence of the Lord;
When you do not labour yourself to be understood;
because it is enough for you to know that the Lord understands you;
The Silence is Faith.


The Silence is Adoration.
When you embrace the cross without asking "Why?";
The Silence is Adoration.


"But Jesus was silent."


~MC & LMC Prayer Book

3 comments:

  1. This is amazing. Thank you for sharing it. I think I need to carry it with me. Always.

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  2. Thank you for this. It is a blessing.

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  3. Perfect, just like Jesus. I am printing for a constant reminder! Thank you, Lena.

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