"SILENCE IS THE CROSS ON WHICH WE MUST CRUCIFY OUR EGO." (St. Seraphim of Sarov)
When words of detraction have wounded us, or we have been sorely misunderstood, and when then we do not defend ourselves, our silence becomes a Sacrament and we permit God to use it as His holy tool to purify our soul.
In the death to our disordered self, we lose chunks of the self that destroy our soul. We lose all the disordered attachments that bind us. Our tainted ego is silenced. In our silent and hidden suffering, offered into the Savior's, He then invites us to join Him in winning souls: those who were and those who are; and those who are yet to be born because God is the Eternal NOW.
And He draws us ever deeper into His Mighty, Loving Heart.
We become one with Him.