Silence of Wonderment

In the silence of wonderment,

we listen with joy,

sharing the Good News,

and celebrating the Way

with harmony.

In the silence of wonderment,

“St. Joseph is a saint of few words…

learn from him charity of speech.”[1]

To be kinder and gentler,

speak well, and listen better.

In the silence of wonderment,

we listen with awe,

hearing what God hears,

and seeing what God sees,

opens us to the Beauty of creation.

In the silence of wonderment,

we listen with fear,

not with dread,

not with trembling.

but with good trouble.

In the silence of wonderment,

Jesus was obedient to them…  

and grew in wisdom and favor.[2]

Obedience leads to yielding,

submission makes us wise and favored.

In the silence of wonderment,

we listen with zeal,

embracing the abandoned,

and aflame with the charism,

our neighbor is welcomed.

In the silence of wonderment,

we listen with courage,

despite the noise of bewilderment,

hope abounds

and we rest assured.


[1] Meditations of Father Judge p. 95

[2] Luke 2: 51-52

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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