“Let thy soul walk soft within thee,
as a saint in heaven unshod.
For to be alone in silence
is to be alone with God"
At some other time I told the Rector of a parish that I would not be attending a pot-luck supper because I didn't want a “certain person" to sit near to me. I offered “no names, and no pack drills".
That Rector immediately offered a name. He was “spot on".
It's not that I dislike the person. But she has an annoying habit of breaking in to others' conversations without invitation; and of trying to dominate the conversation with her “wisdom".
I can sometimes “put up with her" (for indeed I am sometimes like her!), but on that particular day I was bereft of patience and did not want her insistent company.
Maybe God is like that with our prayers. Maybe God sometimes wants us to shut up; not to interrupt, and not to dominate the conversation.
Do you think that God would sometimes like to get a word in edgewise? Do you suppose that God would sometimes wish that we would simply listen?
Tomorrow “If we listened how might we hear, and what would we hear?"