book II: chapter 28-30

They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?’” (Luke 24:35)

Waiting In Silent Stillness

Her humble soul, in silence, waits,
Preparing to receive His Word:
Her intellect’s white noise abates;
Her soul at prayer is stilled, not stirred.

At time unknown, His Word arrives;
Her faithful silence welcomes Him.
In loving peace, His presence thrives;
His love overflows her soul’s brim.

His wisdom, with power and might,
Is etched upon her tablet soul:
It penetrates like laser light;
She humbly receives His Word whole.

In passive silence He is heard;
Still souls welcome th’Incarnate Word.

May the Spirit grant us the grace of silence and peace in our souls so that we may listen to the Word with silent love.

(c) Paul Buis, 2003