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A healthy dose of silence could be the cure you’ve been looking for.


Listen to my song “Turn off the Noise” on YouTube by clicking HERE.


Mark 7:14-15

Jesus summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from the outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.”


Jesus is talking in the spiritual sense – not physical.

He was instructing his listeners to pay attention to their hearts because that is source of evil acts.

“From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly” (Mark 7:21-22).

Much of what we listen to or watch can indeed be toxic to our hearts.

There is such negativity, anger, vitriol and divisive language.

It would seem that we all need to be more discerning of what we are ingesting through our ears and eyes.

Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love.

Love unites…it does not divide.

As St. Paul put it: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free persons, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).

Sacred Unity is who God is.

One of the last things the monk Thomas Merton uttered from his lips was that we have to recover “our original unity.”

Allow God’s words to nourish your heart.

Remember, as St. John of the Cross stated, “God’s first language is silence.”


Listen to the song of the day “Turn Off the Noise” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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