"Any encounter with God is a mind-stopping experience. Just as an encounter with something exceptionally beautiful - a sunset, a painting, a piece of music- quiets the mind momentarily so that we experience the object of our attention at a deeper level, so an encounter with God is accompanied by a quieting of the mind. It is here we begin to experience the silence of God's speech.
The sanctification of time occurs when we offer the present moment to God. We are not able to offer the past or the future, only the present moment"