It is very humbling when my concerns are reinforced by Pope Francis.

His Prayer Intention for the month of September 2013 is:

“That people today, often overwhelmed by noise, may rediscover the value of silence and listen to the voice of God and their brothers and sisters.”   [emphasis mine]

I promise we did not coordinate this ahead of time.

The day is at a close, the night is drawing in and my cigar awaits – ’til next time…