Learning to Listen 3 Minute Retreat
Learning to Listen

Margaret Silf shares her reflection on today’s retreat:

‘Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.’—1 Samuel 3:10

Life makes constant demands on us. Other people make demands on us, calling us first one way then another. We often live in reactive mode, simply trying to juggle these demands and respond to what others are asking of us. Perhaps Samuel felt like this. Once again Eli seemed to have called him from his rest. But Eli knows better. Long years of listening to God have trained his inner ears to distinguish between what comes from human sources and what comes from God. The secret is in the listening. Our hearts can listen continually, even in our sleep.

Margaret Silf

Margaret is passionate about making Christian spirituality, and especially Ignatian spirituality, accessible to people with no theological background. She travels widely as a speaker and retreat director.

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Books by Margaret Silf

2012: A Book of Grace-Filled Days

In 2012: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Margaret Silf, page-a-day reflections and Scripture readings that follow the lectionary readings of the church year foster spiritual calm and give glimpses of God’s abundant grace.

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Simple Faith

Moving Beyond Religion as You Know It to Grow in Your Relationship with God

For all who struggle with conventional religion, Simple Faith is a simple way to help draw closer to the Divine and find life-changing meaning in a new kind of faith.

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The Other Side of Chaos

Breaking Through When Life Is Breaking Down

In The Other Side of Chaos, best-selling author Margaret Silf helps us look closely at the “messes” in our lives through the lens of Christian spirituality, enabling us to see the chaos of life not as something to fear or eschew, but as something to be embraced.

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