We are called to withdraw into a deeper silence from time to time, alone with God.
Being alone with him – not with our books, our thoughts, our memories, but in complete nakedness; remaining in his presence – silent, empty, motionless, waiting.
(Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
We may or may not be naturally disposed to silence.
But we cannot deny the fact that running throughout our 4,000 year tradition is a firm insistence on its importance for spirituality.
Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46).
Silence, stillness, God.
Note the “natural” progression.
Helpful on this Holy Saturday.