Cardinal Robert Sarah, in his new book, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, wrote: “Nothing will ever bring you rest, except being closely united to Jesus…”
There is no way to be closer in union with Jesus than to receive Him in Holy Communion. But Cardinal Sarah’s contention is that even when we are that closely united to Jesus, the world around us has conditioned us to be too used to noise to seek the silence of our union with the Lord.
People who have experienced the silence of an hour of adoration have learned what it is like to slow down enough to let the dictatorship of noise in their lives go silent.
This is something that is very hard in our modern culture, surrounded with news, television, music, the internet, and social media … how many more can I list?
A few years ago, Cardinal Sarah visited Omaha, and celebrated Mass while he was here. He sat in silence after Communion FOR TWO MINUTES before finishing the Mass. While I am not going to do that, his example should make us all stop to consider who it is that is coming to us in the Eucharist. On this …read more
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