Honest Christianity – what language does God speak?


This is from one of my recent daily reading notes thinking about God appearing to Elijah by the mountain where it says God was in the silence (1 Kings 19.12).  “St John of the Cross wrote, ‘The Father spoke one word from all eternity and he spoke it in silence, and it is in silence that we hear it.’ This suggests that silence is God’s first language and that all other languages are poor translations.”

Perhaps this is why we find it so hard to hear God sometimes.

Daily Reader for Contemplative Living  Thomas Keating  2009 New York Continuum p285.


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