We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Quiet God

Like [Elijah], we need to be silent in order to be attuned to the quiet God.  We often make a lot of noise, speak a lot of words—even to God and about God.  If we would stop shouting or even talking sometime, we might hear a gentle sound of love, or simply realize that we are together with God, embraced by the divine Presence.  If we are going to be aware of God, touched by God, hear God's Word, we need to be silent sometimes.  We need to develop a place of solitude in our hearts.

Don Postema,
Space for  God (1997)
page 114