Welcome to my new blog. The blog platform I was using did not seem to work very well so I moved over here to WordPress. And I thought there would be no better way to start this new blog than with a quote from C.S. Lewis, who helped lead me into the Catholic Church, even though he died an Anglican.

[The demon Screwtape writes:] Music and silence—how I detest them both! How thankful we should be that ever since our Father entered Hell—though longer ago than humans, reckoning in light years, could express—no square inch of infernal space and no moment of infernal time has been surrendered to either of those abominable forces, but all has been occupied by Noise—Noise, the grand dynamism, the audible expression of all that is exultant, ruthless, and virile—Noise which alone defends us from silly qualms, despairing scruples, and impossible desires. We will make the whole universe a noise in the end. We have already made great strides in this direction as regards the Earth. The melodies and silences of Heaven will be shouted down in the end. But I admit we are not yet loud enough, or anything like it.

There not any special reason I picked this passage. I am signed up for a daily quote from Lewis through my email and this is the one that I received today. It does give us something to think about, doesn’t it? When is the last time you were in the car with the radio off? Or at home with the TV off? When is the last time you went to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and just sat in the presence of Jesus Christ in peace with nothing else to distract you? If it has been any length of time why not today?

If your immediate thought to the last question was some excuse about being too busy then maybe you are too busy. Maybe you have let the ‘noise’ of daily life consume you to the point that anytime you do consider praying you immediately think, “Oh, I don’t have time right now.” If not now, then when?

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