“A man who sits in stillness and who receives experience of God’s kindness has little need of persuasive argument, and his soul is not sick with the disease of unbelief, like those who are doubtful of the truth. For the testimony of his own understanding is sufficient to persuade him above endless words having no experience behind them…¬†Silence is a mystery of the age to come, but words are instruments of this world.”

– St. Isaac the Syrian