Stepped away from Shamrock today, so lateral to St. Paul, who has been much on my mind…


From Acts: Paul says – “From one human being he created all races of people and made them live throughout the whole earth. He himself fixed beforehand the exact times and the limits of the places where they would live. He did this so that they would look for him, and perhaps find him as they felt around for him. Yet God is actually not far from any one of us; as someone has said, ‘In him we live and move and exist.’” (17:26-28)


We’re defined, as humans, as brothers and sisters… all very essentially equal, and in the world as children. So there’s that. But we may also be recognized by a lack we share; we’re missing certain senses that allow us to see spirit directly. We have to “feel around” for that which has but us into bodies, and that into which we move when the bodies go. The intentional practice of silence can improve our ability to feel around. We recognize, in the practice of silence, a limit to speech and listening, and may yield to the awareness that we are been spoken and being listened to. Very closely. Silence is intimacy.

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