Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Spirit of Prayer

“The modern Orthodox theologian, Vladimir Lossky, spoke of a ‘margin of silence’ belonging to the words of Scripture, ‘which cannot be picked up by the ears of those outside.’ Only those who can discern this margin of silence are able to enter into the real meaning of the Scriptures. It is only in a spirit of prayer that we can become attuned to this silence.”

Louth, Andrew. Denys the Areopagite. New York: Continuum, 2001. 44.

1 comment:

Mary Beth said...

Praying to sit in the silence.