Throughout our lives as Catholics, and especially during this season of Lent, there should be a running theme: Silence.
Our lives are filled with so much noise. Our eyes and ears are exposed to so much trash. There are numbers thrown around that the average person is exposed to 5,000 advertisements per day. That number is incomprehensible. We have a great challenge before us: to detach from it all, and embrace silence.
Blaise Pascal once said: “Most of our problems come from not being able to sit quietly in a room with ourselves.” There is certainly truth to his words and they’re so relevant today. We must re-learn what it’s like to sit silently.
It is in silence that we can stop to smell the roses, we can take a step back and examine our lives, or we can grapple with big questions.
And while, it is true that we should be able to sit quietly in a room with ourselves, more importantly we should be able to sit quietly in the presence of the Lord. During Lent, take time to re-learn the power of silence.