Last week in Wednesday Vespers we looked at the discipline of Solitude. Saint Teresa of Avila has said: “Settle yourself in solitude and you will come upon Him in yourself.”
This week in Vespers we look at Richard Foster’s reflections on the role of silence, during our time of solitude. If you’d like to prepare with scripture reading before we gather on Zoom for Vespers, you are invited to read Ecclesiastes chapter 5:1-3.
1Watch your step when you enter God’s house. Enter to learn. That’s far better than mindlessly offering a sacrifice, Doing more harm than good.
2 Don’t shoot off your mouth, or speak before you think. Don’t be too quick to tell God what you think he wants to hear. God’s in charge, not you—the less you speak, the better.
3 Overwork makes for restless sleep. Overtalk shows you up as a fool.