Week 10: Silence
This daily post is designed to help you live into our New Room Society covenant of practicing daily prayer together. Below is today’s daily practice. If you missed the overview on day one, visit Week 10: Silence.
Monday: The Fruit of Solitude
“The fruit of solitude is increased sensitivity and compassion for others. There comes a new freedom to be with people. There is new attentiveness to their needs, new responsiveness to their hurts. Thomas Merton observes, ‘It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.’” Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline
Take a full day, or even a set of hours, for silence and solitude. What other fruits grow in you as a result of your time?