Sunday, January 21, 2007

Telephone


As a student there was a couple times that the teachers lined us all up. Then he would whisper a phrase in the first ones ear, they would in turn whisper it to the next. All the way down the line this was done. The last student would say what he thought he heard out loud. So many times it was not what the teacher said.

I am reminded of the tower of Babel shortly after the flood in Gen 11. I still think people speaking the same language have trouble understanding each other, an outfall of God's decision to confuse our communication. This lack of ability to communicate sure can lead to a lot of frustration. In both those giving and receiving the message.
Why else would Jesus speak in parables? If it was easy to explain why Christ had to die we would all get it. But no, we must have faith. We must have ears to hear and eyes to see. We must be listening, really listening.


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