We live in a world where we are constantly talking (maybe it is not communication and just pure chatter). After all, we have the modern devices to facilitate our talking and we certainly use them. Often times our talk is to mask how we really feel, taking the attention from ourselves as we shine the light on another. Then there are those times when our talking is designed to encourage someone going through a rough time. Maybe it’s the lost of a loved one or an impending loss; maybe to provide clarity, a different perspective. Whatever the purpose, talking is a great opportunity to help.
But there are times when the pain runs deep and the need is overwhelming. In those cases words may not be enough. What can one say to offer any solace or to reassure when there is a deep sense of hopelessness or confusion? Even the words themselves, well-intended but feeble as they are, may cause pain. In those circumstances, we need to pray and be quiet. We must make ourselves available and accessible. Those who hurt must know that we are here for them and we will wait on them. For the timing of their sharing must not be dictated by us. Our caring and sincere presence will inspire the timing and until words are necessary our quiet journey with others may just be enough. For our listening and attentiveness when infused with divine wisdom can provide great solace.
Is this the time to be quiet and to let your presence speak?
Something to journey with…..