Saturday, November 28, 2015

Silencing Power of the Eucharist

Bernadette Roberts
“Before receiving communion my mind was moving about from one thought to another; after communion, this content, virtually my whole life, gradually faded away, became superficial, insignificant — as if it counted for nothing. Although this silencing was so subtle it seemed like the most natural thing in the world, at other times the silence was so enforced that it was impossible to move my mind against it, which did not strike me as so natural. One way or the other this silence informed me that this was It, this was the one important thing in my life, this was home, where I belonged and where I must stay. Somehow I knew I must learn to live in this silence, live with and from it, and never be without it — because this was It."
Essays on the Christian Contemplative Journey, Chapter: Eucharist

(Quotation continued tomorrow)

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