A story told by Brian McLaren in Naked Spirituality . . .
“I don’t know if this story about Mother Teresa is true or not, but it tells the truth whether or not it happened.
Mother Teresa was asked by a reporter what she said to God when she prayed. She replied, ‘Mostly I just listen.’
The reporter then asked what God said to her, ‘Mostly he just listens,‘ she replied.
Could it be that the loving, attentive, mutual listening of the soul and the Spirit constitute the greatest expression of spirituality? . . . Holy listening holds space open between beloved and Beloved, the soul and God, and that space, like the silence in which all music happens, holds infinite possibilities.”
May we value silence.
May we treasure listening.
May we hold space open for God.
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