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Silence

Today at church, the priest talked about not being distracted by worldly things that can take our attention away from God. He mentioned the movie, “Into Great Silence”, about the Carthusian monks living in a monastery in the French Alps. The film depicts the monks going about their business each day in complete silence. They come together 8 times during the day to pray together and that consists mostly of chants. One day a week they go out on walks and then speak to one another. I saw much of the movie when I attended a pastoral council retreat many years ago. I remember that many members couldn’t stand to watch the silence for longer than 15 minutes or so. I, on the other hand, loved it. To me, it was fascinating and very powerful. I could see myself living in that manner – at least for a little while. When I am so “busy” running around and doing things, I crave some alone time, in silence. I know I find God there.

I Found God today being reminded of finding Him in silence.

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