Friday, February 10, 2006

Be aware that He has been waiting and listening

Be aware the for a long time He has been waiting for you in the deepest dungeon of your blocked-up heart. Be aware that he has been listening for a long time, to see if you - after all the busy noise of your life, all the talk that you call your "illusion-free philosophy" or perhaps even your prayer, noise and talk in which you are only talking to yourself, after all the despairing, weeping and silent sighing over the need in your life - He has been listening to see if you might finally be able to be silent before Him and let Him have the word, the word that appears to the person you were up until now only as a deathly silence.
Karl Rahner, from The Need and the Blessing of Prayer (with thanks to Steve Bogner)

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