Be Open to Listening

Holy Week 2021 finds us once again commemorating the Triduum amid COVID-19. Susan Erschen in an article “See the world through God’s eyes this year

earlier this year wrote the following: “We may feel we have been praying for months and it has not made much difference. Consider words seen on an outdoor church sign ‘Prayer does not change things. Prayer changes us.’ That is what we need for 2021 – a kind of prayer that can change us. A kind of prayer that can bring us peace and hope even in the midst of worry. That kind of prayer is contemplation. . . . This is, perhaps, the least known way for us to pray simply because, in our relationship with God, we have spent most of our lives doing all the talking. . . .


Since our God is mostly a silent God, it can be difficult to hear him, especially in our noisy world. But we can strive to see as he sees.”


May we this Holy Week be open to listening.


Let Your God Love You

Be silent.
Be still.
Before your God.
Say nothing.
Ask nothing.
Be silent.
Be still.
Let your God look upon you.
That is all.
God knows.
God understands.
God loves you
With an enormous love,
And only wants
To look upon you
With that love.

Let your God—
Love you.

Edwina Gateley