Today's Reflection

Blessed is the soul who hears the Lord speaking within, who receives the word of consolation from his lips. Blessed are the ears that receive the echoes of the soft whisper of God, and pay no heed to the murmurings of this world. . . Blessed are they who search inward things, who try daily to prepare themselves more and more to understand heavenly mysteries. Blessed are they who long to give their time to God, and who cut themselves off from the hindrances of the world. Consider these things, my soul, and close the door of your senses, so that you can hear what the Lord your God speaks within you. “I am your salvation,” says your Beloved. “I am your peace and your life. Remain with me and you will find peace.”

– Thomas à Kempis