We don’t have ears to hear— that’s what Jesus didn’t account for.
Language presents us with challenges. For an obvious example, it’s difficult— perhaps impossible— to talk about politics. If your interlocutor doesn’t already agree with you, then all they’re likely to hear is partisanship.
If you suggest that
Cobbling some constructive events from my past led me to recall some instances that made me terribly uncomfortable as a young teenager. One of those came when our Youth Minister and Music Minister would schedule us to sing or share with men who came to the Grace Rescue Mission
Pastoral Prayer: Holy One, it seems appropriate to ask, “How long will cities burn?” We can hear your response to Isaiah, “Until your cities lie waste.” Some cannot breathe, others cannot run, and still others cannot feel safe inside their own homes. If we refuse to comprehend, to understand, … Continue readingRead More