Silence

Cardinal Robert Sarah

I am not afraid to state that to be a child of God is to be a child of silence.

Conquering silence is a battle and a form of asceticism. Yes, it takes courage to free oneself from everything that weighs down our life, because we love nothing so much as appearances, ease and the husk of things. Carried away toward the exterior by his need to say everything, the garrulous man cannot help being far from God, incapable of any profound spiritual activity. In contrast, the silent man is a free man. The world’s chains have no hold on him.

Cardinal Robert Sarah

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Posted on October 5, 2016, in Buddhism, Christianity and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. “Carried away toward the exterior,” I like the way this is worded. Beautiful.

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  2. There is an appointed time to be silence and appointed time to give God a voice.

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