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Angela Ashwin

Reflection for September


REFLECTION IN SILENCE

And there was silence
in heaven
for about half an hour.

Revelation 8:1

There is a stillness in God.

Because we are made in God's image
we can echo his silence
as well as reflect his love.

We are not asked to create the silence,
only to receive it
as God's gift:
we in him
and he in us.


'Nothing in all creation
is so like God
as stillness.
In limpid souls God beholds his own image;
he rests in them,
and they in him.'

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)

Expanded from the Meditation 'Reflection'  in 'Wait and Trust', Meditation16, page 46,
by Angela Ashwin. Published by Eagle,  1997.
This book and its sister volume 'Wait and See' are out of print, but illustrated copies are available second hand.
The CD Rom 'Wait and See' can be obtained from McCrimmons Publishers.