Title: HOLY PICTURES: A MEDITATION ON STILLNESS AND SILENCE
We are drowning in a deafening sea of noise. The single biggest need busy people face today is quiet: for it is impossible to touch God on a deep level if we do not recover the essential gift and grace of stillness and silence. We must guard against the onslaught of distractions our culture hurls at us each day. In stillness we can sense God’s movement. In silence we hear God speak. On the wings of a hummingbird my spirit flies to an awareness of the sacred. An incredibly beautiful world lies silently all around us all the time, and it remains unseen, a lost paradise, until some quiet miracle opens our eyes and we see everything a fresh. By grace, seeing deeply into a flower or a weather-beaten old barn or even the tormented face of a homeless person, we catch a glimpse of Paradise, a vestige of God. Written and photographed by Gerald Thomas Straub. 57 minutes.
Media ID: 62262
Publisher: PAX ET BONUM
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult