May those who seek help others find;
May those who sorrow be compassionate;
May those who are lost, light a path for another;
May those who question or doubt give guidance;
May those who worry lift the burden of another;
May those who hide see their own light in the eyes of a stranger;
May we all give peace, no matter what.
Peace is silent. Giving peace is silent. There are answers in silence. Perhaps the answer is silence. Perhaps all we need ever give is silence.
But silence goes unnoticed. Silence, not vying for attention, often gets none. How does silence give answers, give peace, when it’s not noticed?
So silence asserts itself to be noticed: Here! Here I am! I have the answer. I am the answer.
Yet in proclaiming “I am the answer; here is the answer”, the answer is lost.
All is lost when it declares itself, but gained when given in silence. When the heart speaks, the heart no longer speaks.
“But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:3)