Silent Training

Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding; who must be fitted with bit and bridle, or else they will not stay near you.”… And imagine being that attentive to God through the day, where I actually see his glance in the midst of my daily circumstances.

This verse was The Refrain during the Midday Office in The Divine Hours:

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; I will guide you with my eye. Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding; who must be fitted with bit and bridle, or else they will not stay near you.”

It reminds me that the Lord’s training is very intimate and requires my attention. He’s not a trainer, guiding me by force. He’s not a coach, guiding me by yelling. Rather, he communicates with but a glance. Imagine knowing God and his ways that intimately, where a silent glance speaks volumes. And imagine being that attentive to God through the day, where I actually see that silent glance in the midst of my noisy and distracting daily circumstances. Imagine having that kind of understanding. That would be the mind of Christ.

One thought on “Silent Training

  1. Now that would be incredible. I suppose you would first really have to believe that this is the way in which God instructs in order to be taught by his gentle glance. Keep up with the awesome thoughts!

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