Thought for the Day: Peter Drucker was an author and business guru. He has dozens of really good quotes, but one of my favorites is:
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
It is an important insight as we need to pay attention to nonverbal cues and clues. For most of us, we do not hear an audible voice in our conversations with God. We might use the language of a “voice,” but it is more about a feeling, a presence, a push, an image, an ache. If we spend all our time waiting for the audible voice, there is a good chance we will miss the really important things communicated that are not heard with the ears. When Paul wrote about “the word of Christ,” it was less about hearing the actual voice of Jesus, and more about the collective message of Jesus found in scripture, the history of the faith, the tug of the Spirit and the wisdom found in human experience. When we are paying attention to all of these, it is as if they form an audible voice speaking truth and purpose into our lives.
Prayer: O Word of Christ, speak to our hearts in such a way that we are moved along the path of love and mercy, kindness and justice. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge