You are welcome roth. And then we speak, and God listens. All rights reserved, Frustrated in the waiting season? Exciting news!! Sometimes silence is a sin. God to empty the heart. I’m giving away, This morning I sat in bed and thought about the gi, I’m currently working on a Bible Study on the bo, How often do we share the gospel with our friends, How Tea Can Improve Your Christian Morning Routine (ft. Little Prayer Tea Co), 5 Important Ways to Apply Scripture to Your Life, 4 Things You Can Learn About Sharing the Gospel from Jesus’ Encounter With The Samaritan Woman, 5 Common New Age Beliefs in the Church & Why Christians Should Know About Them (ft. Chelsea Christen). I love this poem so much. I am glad it connected with you! “Uncrowd my heart, O God, until silence speaks.” These are the words written by Thomas Merton that intrigued me more recently as if I’ve heard it for the very first time. As Christians we are to preach the Word of God, discipline, and rebuke others. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Ralph as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, and he continues to serve in this capacity. The fruit of love is service. And that connection is prayer, is oneness with God. It is a shame that many of today’s so-called Christians are silent when it’s time to speak out against sin and evil. I appreciate your kind comment! . Comment. One member shared this poem at a recent meeting, in relation to a discussion. The fruit of … And then we speak, and God listens. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. If you have time, it would be great if you could check out my post as I would be interested to hear your thoughts! Michael Scanlan’s 1980 Prophecy, Reflections on Ralph Martin’s 1975 Prophecy, Fr. Sometimes we look for God in the loud and powerful, but perhaps, God wants to pull us away from all of that and speak to us in the silence. And when we see God, naturally we begin to love one another. God is the friend of silence. His most recent book, A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward, examines the forces working to undermine the Body of Christ while also using both Scripture and Tradition to fortify the faithful. God speaks in the silence of the heart, and we listen. Silence. And, as you pray, remember prayer is dialogue, so as you sit and pray to allow God to speak! Faced with this silence of the cross, St. Maximus the Confessor places upon the lips of the Mother of God this touching phrase: ‘Wordless is the Word of the Father, who made every creature which speaks; lifeless are the eyes of the one at whose Word and whose nod all living things move’” (The Life of Mary, no. Very thing. And then we speak to God from the fullness of our heart. What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. I have recently published an article on my blog about why I love silence. A group of Renewal Ministries’ employees have formed a study group to read Ralph Martin’s The Fulfillment of All Desire using this book. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. By Joe Reciniello 12/21/2018 6:00:10 PM. The study group has been very fruitful! Yes, God speaks through silence. Be careful with the one you think you are hearing…it may not be the One Who rules heaven, but is satantic…so we should be FAR more worried about those who God speaks audibly too all the time…something is very wrong with this. As I emptied myself of all the noise around me, I felt his presence more than ever before. We were dead in trespasses and sins and God made u, It may be loud and dramatic but that doesn’t mea, CLOSED! He is the author of the widely read The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints, and many books on spirituality and evangelization, such as Will Many Be Saved? Many Christians are so worldly they’re afraid to stand up for God and save lives. ( Log Out /  In the silence of our minds God speaks; As we listen // living in the Spirit We become the silent word made flesh;. Michael Scanlan’s Amazing Prophecy: An Urgent Message for Today, The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints, Will Many Be Saved? in the modern world, the heart is often full of “stuff” Or, from the silence of the written word Enlightening our minds // opening our eyes. Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries, an organization devoted to Catholic renewal and evangelization. That means we see and we look, and then we give our hands Email. Bob Evans, Thank you for this great post, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and learning from your perspective! God to you, other words for me, same thing flows through ous as we try to find form and symbols for the unspeakable all. Learn more about my 7 day devotional on waiting. The fruit of prayer is deepening of faith.