Today's Scripture: "Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word." Jn 8:43
5558. Any bad thing we appease for a good purpose will change our purpose. JG
Can and able
The thing that people most take for granted is the ability to hear. I thought my youth would be responsible for a hearing loss due to the loud music I played in a band. I've since learned that loud doesn't have to be painful. If your noise imposes on your neighbor, then you need to turn it down or put buds in your ears. Our culture has become one of imposing noise and the louder the better. Look around and you'd think that children are born playing xBox with ear buds in their ears.
Loud was beautiful in my youth, but as an adult I've put aside childish things and grown to love silence. It only makes sense that worldly churches try to attract young people by playing loud pulsating music in worship services. We are now seeing pastors who grew up under the influence of imposing noise, lead congregations and defend their bad choices. What are we to do when the only music we can hear is what plays within?
Your presence is more rhythmic to me, God, than a thousand strings and drums.
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