I get a great little magazine called "The Week" and there's a section called Only in America. Over the last few months, I read the story of a teacher who didn't allow a pre-school student to eat the Oreos her mother packed in her lunch. The teacher decided they weren't nutritional and sent a note home to the mother. Then there was the student who was sent home because a kid sneezed in class, and she said, "Bless you." Last, there was the volunteer at a voting site during the last election who was removed because each time somebody turned in their completed ballot she said, "Thank you for voting, God bless you."
Every week there's a new Only in America story that leaves me shaking my head. Well, this morning while I know it's taboo to talk about God in a blog, it just seems right. Sheila and I spend a lot of time talking about God. Even though we grew up in totally different environments, we're not that far apart.
So, at the risk of losing a few readers, I found a quote from Mother Teresa that I just enjoyed so much.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature --trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence;
see the stars, the moon , and the sun, see how they move in silence.
We need silence to be able to touch souls.