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Noise Pollution

Many of us think that we would like God to tell us what to do with our lives. But subconsciously, we really do not want to listen, because we have a feeling what God might say. So instead, we fill our lives with noise to block out God: music, television, movies, books, idle chatter, day dreaming, distractions. Anything to prevent us from hearing Him. This noise is very effective, as God typically talks to us by gently prodding our conscience during the silence of prayer. And even in prayer, we can block Him out if we never allow Him to get a word in edgewise.

However, if we really want to listen, if we really want what is best for us, we can go to a quiet place and pray, “God, what do you want of me?” and then

be still...
        be silent....
               and listen...

The Divine Beloved speaks to the soul in a whisper, but because the soul is waiting for a trumpet, it loses its command — Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen



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