The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has resulted in many lifestyle changes. The exception to this is how much we speak. Yes, we speak words because we can’t read minds. This is true even among those who can anticipate and satisfy the needs of others, such as a new mother or a married couple, who may not need words to know what is desired. But quite often, our constant need to speak may mask a discomfort with silence.
To observe silence does not equate to being disconnected from another. Indeed the more authentic the love existing in relationships, the deeper the connection we have in silence. We use words as the ‘first step’ to connect with another person. But the growth in mutual love allows silence to form an everlasting bond. The silent communion and communication between Jesus and ourselves (Jn. 14:30) leads to greater intimacy.
Incarnate Word, help us to be still and know that You are God. In Your endearing presence there is true joy. May our desire for You, expressed in words and silence, enable us to be at peace in Your sweet embrace, as we experience comfort and satisfaction that only You can give. Amen.