Silence frees us…

Silence frees us from the need to control others … A frantic stream of words flows from us in an attempt to straighten others out. We want so desperately for them to agree with us, to see things our way. We evaluate people, judge people, condemn people. We devour people with our words. Silence is one of the deepest Disciplines of the Spirit simply because it puts the stopper on that.

~Richard Foster, Freedom of Simplicity (as quoted on the Sojourners blog)

  • Val

    There is a certain beauty in silence.

  • asecularfranciscan

    I agree Val, There's a great passage in The Screwtape Letters about how much Satan hates silence and how much he values noise. I'll have to track it down post it here.

  • Val

    There is a certain beauty in silence.

  • asecularfranciscan

    I agree Val, There's a great passage in The Screwtape Letters about how much Satan hates silence and how much he values noise. I'll have to track it down post it here.