Silence Speaks

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“Awareness of the sacred in life is what holds our world together, and the lack of awareness of the sacred is what is tearing it apart.” – Joan Chittister

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Psalm 119:130

The revelation of your words sheds light, gives understanding to the simple.

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Everything is sacred.

All of creation is imprinted with God’s DNA.

We can only speak of these things metaphorically because they are so deep into Mystery.

God’s incarnation into our material world began, at least as far as we can ascertain, at the “Big Bang” – when the universe began an estimated 13.8 billion years ago.

We’ve been given senses to experience the sacredness of God.

The Sacred comes into our awareness through sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch (and maybe other senses we have yet to utilize).

I think God’s words are revealed to us through all these senses.

If we are awake, if we are aware, we begin to connect to the Sacred all around us.

Scripture is also part of God’s communication.

When we practice Lectio Divina, we read scripture with the ear of our hearts.

We listen for a word of phrase that moves us, draws us, repels us, causes some reaction inside us, and then we sit and mull it over in silence.

Read the scripture again and repeat the process, but this time ask God if you are being drawn to a particular word or phrase due to something going on in your life?

Then read it a third time, this time asking if God is calling you to do something, to take some sort of action?

We must approach this like a wide-eyed child, simple, open to the awe and wonder of the Divine.

The Holy One is communicating in a myriad of ways, shedding light on our path forward.

Amen and alleluia!

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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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