That out there with the lily and the bird you perceive that you are before God,  most often is quite entirely forgotten in talking and conversing with other people. For when two of us talk together, even more so when we are ten or more, it is essily forgotten that you and I, that we two, are before God. But the lily, who is the teacher, is profound. It does not involve itself with you at all; it keeps silent, and by keeping silent it wants to signify to you that you are before God, so that you remember that you are before God – so that might earnestly and in truth become silent before God.