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By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia, Feb. 28, 2020
God loves silence and uses it to prepare our souls for his coming.
We humans love to talk and fill our world with noise. However, God speaks rarely and even during the incarnation, Jesus’s life was spent primarily in silence. All we know about Jesus comes from the beginning of his life and his end, with virtually nothing known about the 30 years he lived in Nazareth. Nineteenth-century writer Frederick Charles Woodhouse reflects on this reality in his Manual for Lent and ponders the silence of God.
Take a broad view of man’s history in the world, and see how little God has said to him. For the most part God has been silent. And so when the Son of God Himself came into the world, we are not surprised to find that the same law manifested itself. Even His coming was in silence and secrecy … The Word of God was revealed for a little while in one place, and now again there is silence; no word is seen or heard. The Book is silent; the voice of God is silent. ….