Monday, October 17, 2011
why silence is golden
Today is Monday. That means Monday morning prayer group and it has meant that for the past 15 years of my life. A group of woman meet at a friends house sit in a circle, bow our heads and pray. Sometimes silently! We are comfortable with the silence, in fact, we embrace it. Can you imagine a group of women gathered together being quiet? After a weekend? Craving silence may have been born out of a house filled with eight fighting kids and all their friends. But that is not the case now...because now I understand to be still and quiet and go inside ourselves is a beautiful thing! Try and tell that to a teenager. Radical ! They are bombarded with distractions..they listen to the radio on the bus ride to school! At 6;45 am! The noise never stops and the distractions never stop, it is the expected lifestyle. It takes a purposeful effort to change those habits. All they are missing! Kids, though, WANT to hear and think about this stuff. They don't blow me off when I extol the power of prayer, the power of thinking, the power of silence. Crazy, really, but they listen! I was telling them how they have to carve time daily to meditate...and a good way would be to start first thing in the morning. Then, cleaning my sons room, I saw a note, scotched taped over his alarm clock "pray first."..... I knew, he knew .
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 10:11 AM