12 November 2013
Take 1 – From the Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 5:1-2
“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.”
Take 2 – A modern example
I talk too much.
I offer all kinds of promises when I stand in this place where we do this thing called church.
We sing these songs. And those words we declare to You;
How often do we really mean them?
Do You still believe us?
I try to shape my understanding of You into cleverly neatly wrapped words
My language fails.
Sometimes words are just not enough!
Show me truth deep in my heart
Let me hear even when words aren’t shared
Breath of God
Song Lyrics or Twitturgy:
“Then the smartest thing to say / is to tell myself not to say a thing.” (Relient K)