Kierkegaard’s Remedy for the Modern World: Create Silence

KierkegaardIf I were a physician, and if I were allowed to prescribe just one remedy for all the ills of the modern world, I would prescribe silence. For even if the Word of God were proclaimed in the modern world, how could one hear it with so much noise?

Therefore, create silence.

Søren Kierkegaard, quoted in “A Silent Lent” by Br.

 

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2 thoughts on “Kierkegaard’s Remedy for the Modern World: Create Silence

  1. Thank you for this link. “In the Great Silence you find your own voice again.
    And also your own answers.” Yes. In the Great Silence we find the Great Presence. It is not empty at all…and worth more than life itself to encounter God: the very essence of Being and Love. In the end, that is why silence is golden.

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