08 December 2010


December 3 - Celtic Daily Prayer

"It seems strange to say, but what can help modern man find the answers to his own mystery and the mystery of Him in whose image he is created, is silence, solitude - in a word, the desert...If we are always to be available, not only physically, but by empathy, sympathy, friendship, understanding, boundless 'caritas' (means dearness, high price. By extension it may take on the meaning of affection, esteem, love. But that love is the altruistic kind, of charity owards others), we need silence. To be able to give joyous, unflagging hopsitality, not only of house and food, but of mind, heart, body and soul, we need silence.

True silence is the search of any person for God.

True silence is a suspension bridge that a soul in love with God builds across the dark, frightening gullies of its own mind, the strange chasms of temptation, the depth-less precipices of its own fears that impede its way to God.

True silence is the speech of lovers. For only love knows its beauty, completeness, and utter joy.

True silence is a garden enclosed, where alone the soul can meet its God. It is a sealed fountain that He alone can unseal to slake the soul's infinite thirst for him."

Isaiah 58:11 NLT
The Lord will guide you continually,
giving you water when you are dry
and restoring your strength.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like an ever-flowing spring.
Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities.
Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls
and a restorer of homes.


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