Behold the One who can’t take his eyes off you. Marinate in the vastness of that. —Father Greg Boyle
Our world is a noisy place. Especially right now it seems.
There are so many voices clamoring for our attention.
But there is a voice that matters most. And if you listen, you will hear…
Henri Nouwen said:
Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, “Prove that you are a good person.” Another voice says, “You’d better be ashamed of yourself.” There also is a voice that says, “Nobody really cares about you,” and one that says, “Be sure to become successful, popular, and powerful.”
But underneath all these often very noisy voices is a still, small voice that says, “You are my Beloved, my favor rests on you.”
That’s the voice we need most of all to hear. To hear that voice, however, requires special effort; it requires solitude, silence, and a strong determination to listen.
That’s what prayer is. It is listening to the voice that calls us “my Beloved.”
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A blessing by Jan Richardson…
May you sink the roots of your soul
Deeper and deeper still into the love of God
Who encompasses and encircles you
Without beginning, without end.