Sunday, December 7, 2014
Today is the Second Sunday of Advent which I seem to be spending in isolation - silence and solitude - what more could one ask for in this Blessed season of Advent! Here is a great quote from the Superior General of the Jesuits on silence: "we all need a place inside ourselves where there is no noise, where the voice of the Holy Spirit can speak to us softly and gently and direct our discernment. In a very true sense, we need the ability to become ourselves silence, emptiness, an open space that the Word of God can fill, and the Spirit of God can set on fire for the good of others . . .our hearts are our monasteries and at the bottom of every activity, every reflection, every decision, there is silence, that kind of silence that one shares only with God."