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16    Background Noise

(Ps. 65.7; 112.7; Ez 10.5; Rev 14.2 )

All our life is filled with noise,
constant, inescapable chatterings,
for our activities and automatisms
stir them up very more strongly.
But the noise which often breaks
the silence where one seeks peace,
is of a different kind.
These babbles come from our
disordered feelings,
shameful desires.
mistaken ideas.
It is useless to try to exorcise them
by religious ceremonies
or pseudo-psychic therapies.
There is only faith,
confidence in God
who alone can replace them
with a divine
and still more inescapable
background noise:
      the universal harmony of
      the kingdom of Heaven.

Nogent-le-Rotrou, France, 28 VIII 1990

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18

Translation by George T. Peck

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