Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Silent Shout

'God does not hear us as man hears. 
Unless you shout with your 
lungs and chest and lips,
a mere man does not hear.  
Whereas to God, 
your very thoughts shout.' 

St. Augustine

Painting: Albert Ritzberger, Junge Frau am Sofa, 1898 


  1. Really like this! My thoughts were shouting and crying today. Comforting to know God heard even as I was struggling with what to pray.

  2. I think I must be wearing out His ears :)

    But really...Beautiful, beautiful words. Words to hang your hat one when you think no one is listening. Thank you.

  3. So comforting. And as always a lovely, meaningful picture.

  4. Thank you so much, Colleen and Paula and Monica! It has been helping me a lot lately just to remember that Our Lord can "hear" my THOUGHTS.

  5. Amen!!! Love this beautiful truth and grace of God....The light in this painting is incredible and exquisite! Thank you for another wonderful post Nancy....