Listening is not today a part of popular religion. We are at the opposite end of the pole from there. Religion has accepted the monstrous heresy that noise, size, activity, and bluster make a man dear to God. . . . To a people caught in the tempest of the last great conflict God says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46.10), and still He says it, as if He means to tell us that our strength and safety lie not in noise but in silence.
– AW Tozer –
from The Pursuit of God