Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

Day by Day

2013 Augue 30 - Silent Surrender to God

The most difficult dimension of the self to bring to silence is the spirit – the part of me that believes, hopes, and loves, that rejoices in beauty and appreciates freedom, that opens out to the totality of all that is, that understands, intuits, loves. My human spirit is created to follow the Holy Spirit of God until it rests in God forever, but I also have the power to raise myself in prideful opposition to God. My spirit of pride and ambition has to surrender silently to God and begin listening to the mystery of his living silence. (page 100)

Monastic Practices by Charles Cummings, OSCO