"One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude."
At Mass today the priest gave a homily that my soul seemed to be waiting to hear someone else put into words. After Mass I asked this very holy, gracious dear priest if I may have a copy of his homily to share with friends. "Suurrre." He kiddingly said to me. He took out a little paper with a few quotes on it and gave it to me. I asked where his words were and he told me I had to remember them myself. He wanted me to ponder his words and take what I needed...which I knew needed to be shared with you all.
He quoted a Dr. W. R. Luxton, who wrote, "I cannot overstate the importance of the habit of quiet meditation for health of body, mind, and spirit. Modern man's life is grossly abnormal...We have neither time nor opportunity for quiet...We need to explore our lives...as we sit quietly and unhurried in his presence."
God has proven this need for quiet meditation in very profounds ways in my life. And I point all the healing and removal of profound fear in my life to the silent surrendering before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. In that I was healed in mind, body and spirit. For over night 6 years ago I went from active mom to an afraid, ill, and incable person whom I knew not. In those dark years God introduced me to myself, but only because he was my only peace. He is the only peace for us ALL. And if we do not give ourselves to silence with him, we will never know what it means to live...to truly know ourselves and be at peace. It is actually normal to abandon ourselves to God, for he is the Almighty and is Love itself. Tell yourself this and believe....and sit with your Creator. Listen. He loves you.