Friday, August 28, 2009

Silence of the Heart

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta offers these words in silence before the Blessed Sacrament:

"If we really want to pray, we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart, God speaks. Jesus spent thirty years out of thirty-three in silence, began His public life by spending forty days in silence, and often retired alone to spend the night on a mountain in silence. He who spoke with authority, now spends His earthly life in silence. Let us adore Jesus in His Eucharistic silence!

Yes, Jesus is always waiting for us in silence. In that silence He will listen to us, there He will speak to our soul, and there we will hear His voice. Interior silence is very difficult, but we must make the effort. In silence we will find new energy and true unity. The energy of God will be ours to do all things well. We will find the true unity of our thoughts with His thoughts, the unity of our prayers with His prayers, the unity of our actions with His actions, and the unity of our life with His life."

What better way to discern a vocation to religious life than spending time before Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, listening in the silence of our hearts; developing a personal and intimate relationship with our God.

As we spend more and more time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration, to make Jesus the center of our life, we will grow in holiness, we will develop a stronger love for Jesus, and be able to feel His love for us.