Cell phones are wonderful inventions. There are so many times when I am in a store with my wife and we get separated that I just get her on speed dial and she talks me through the racks of clothes to her location.
But something has been lost with the ubiquitous mobile phone. We are missing the language of silence. Have you ever sat with someone in silence on the phone? I have and the only thing I can think is “are they still there?” Sitting in a room with someone who is in pain in total and complete silence can be more meaningful than anything that can ever be said.
I challenge you to find ways to once again become fluent in the language of silence.