Silence and Hearing: A Sabbath Meditation

I beg you to keep me in this silence so that I may learn from it the word of your peace and the word of your mercy and the word of your gentleness to the world: and that through me perhaps your word of peace may make itself heard where it has not been possible for anyone to hear it for a long time.

– Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander (New York: Image Books, 1965, 1989), 178 (as cited in this worship service)

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