Sunday, April 16, 2006

si·lence n.

1. The condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent.
2. The absence of sound; stillness.
3. A period of time without speech or noise.

Tonight we had a taste of Taize with a focus on silent meditation. This was interesting in light of something I had read earlier in the day from the book, Light Force;

“…they were in all seven of God’s messages (Revelations) to the churches… ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says…’ Did God have our ears, or was it easier to give only our hearts to Jesus?”

It can be hard to hear what God is saying with all the audio pollution that we willingly (and unwillingly) surround our selves with these days, and the Church as a whole doesn’t do anything about it – Can you imagine a large Pentecostal church announcing instead of loud praise and worship they were going to have an hour of silent meditation! It’s not going to happen. Which made tonight’s Taize journey all the more refreshing.

And continuing on the current theme of worship, silent meditation is a good way to worship God – by giving him our ears and listening – intently listening to see what he has to say.

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