The Noise of Silence ~ B
Has our prayer together as much as in life together, fallen for the bold deception that our words are more important than our silence? Silence has become a fearful thing ... silence is like a gaping abyss which can swallow them up ... (Henri Nouwen)
The silent challenge becomes to fill the preoccupied fear of silence with the thoughts of faith.
It is the most comfortable of relationships that sit together in the longest silence.
The final assize still guarantees every spoken word will be judged and every heart revealed.
Words (written and verbal) can remain the conduits of sin or salvation – both in prayer and all daily interchange.
Men are formed in the image of God, therefore expect the pre-creation silence to be part of mankind's divinely implanted DNA.#
Be silent before Me, you islands! Let the nations renew their strength! Let them come forward and speak; let us meet together at the place of judgement. (Isaiah 41:1)
The Last Word:
Silence is an instruction of God across and to His creation.
#Much of today's SoulSnack is inspired by Henri Nouwen.
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