The same Abba Theophilus, the archbishop, came to Scetis one day. The brethren who were assembled said to Abba Pambo, ‘Say something to the Archbishop, so that he may be edified.’ The old man said to them, ‘If he is not edified by my silence, he will not be edified by my speech.’
All to often we mess up a good thing by talking. The heart of prayer and worship is the stillness we practice. This stillness empties us so that God my fill us.