Silence is Golden
The LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him!
- Habakkuk 2:20 (NRSV)
I sit in a magnificent basilica where much appears golden. Light from the chandeliers adds to the golden hue. Yet part of the precious gold in this place is the silence found therein. A silence requested, yes, but the very space with its grandeur and inhabiting Presence evokes silence within the mortal soul.
Speak Lord, your servant is listening.
(photo: Lisa Livezey, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia)
In Silence God ceases to be an object and becomes an experience. ~ Thomas Merton
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