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Richard's Daily Meditations

Gordano Mist 20 (Gordano Valley in Somerset on a misty winter morning) (detail), by Jusben on morguefile.com.  



One good thing that silence and waiting has taught me is that our lives are always usable by God. We need not always be effective, but only transparent and vulnerable. Then we are instruments, no matter what we do. Silence is the ability to trust that God is acting, teaching, and using me—even before I perform, or after my seeming failures. Silence is the necessary space around things that allows them to develop and flourish without my pushing.

God takes it from there, and there is not much point in comparing who is better, right, higher or lower, or supposedly saved. We are all partial images slowly coming into focus, as long as we allow and filter the Light and Love of God, which longs to shine through us—as us!

Adapted from Contemplation in Action, p. 134

Listen to the stillness, the language of God.