Is not the gospel its own sign and wonder? Is not this a miracle of miracles, that ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish’? Surely that precious word, ‘Whosoever will, let him come and take the water of life freely’ and that solemn promise, ‘Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast out,’ are better than signs and wonders! A truthful Saviour ought to be believed. He is truth itself. Why will you ask proof of the veracity of One who cannot lie?
Dear Jesus, sometimes I am afraid of silence. I fill my day with distractions, with music, with background noise, and with other things because I fear the void. Maybe I am afraid of what You will ask of me. Help me to not be afraid of silence. Help me to realize that, in Your gentleness, You will never force Your will on me. Teach me how to open my heart to You, so I can receive what it is that You want to give me. Help me to find You in the silence.
- Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC

Dear Jesus, sometimes I am afraid of silence. I fill my day with distractions, with music, with background noise, and with other things because I fear the void. Maybe I am afraid of what You will ask of me. Help me to not be afraid of silence. Help me to realize that, in Your gentleness, You will never force Your will on me. Teach me how to open my heart to You, so I can receive what it is that You want to give me. Help me to find You in the silence.

- Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC