Silence – and the truth it holds – is kind, for here we encounter the kindness of God: a loving gaze, a hand that takes ours when we are afraid, a truthful mirror reflecting back to us who we really are.
There comes a time to wake from sleep and consciously think about where we are going. If I carry on this way will I come to a place I really want to get to, or am I simply going with the draw of the familiar?
Words are curious things. Take nowhere for example. Nowhere is an expression of absence, emptiness or loss.
Yet look more closely at the word - break it open - and nowhere becomes now here. This moment, this place is filled with presence; now and here is an event taking place awaiting an audience.