Monday, November 29, 2010

Grow in Silence

"And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?" - 1 Kings 19:11-13

A Vocation is a divine calling, it is what God has designed and called you to do with your life.

I was watching this video on vocations to the priesthood, and they made one really good point I thought: Vocations - like trees, and babies in utero - grow in silence.

Blaise Pascal said that: "All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone"

Another guy names Pascal said this: "Human beings can't bear silence.It would mean that they would bear themselves." -Pascal Mercier.

I think the Pascals are right, I need more silence in my life. I'm going to go for a walk and pray the rosary (in silence).

No comments:

Post a Comment