Language and Silence

Posted by Franciscan Media on Jun 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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Every statement we make is made with language. That’s even how the first chapter of John’s Gospel says that the world came into being: in the beginning was the Word. St. John of the Cross would later meditate on this theme and say that language is what makes God’s presence known. But besides language and its capacity to discover, there is silence and its ability to teach.

–from the book The Saint vs. The Scholar: The Fight Between Faith and Reason

Meeting God in the Upper Room