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Meditations from Carol Dean Henn
Be silent before the Lord God! For the day of the Lord is at hand. Zephaniah 1:7
The world is just too noisy; not only in the sense of loud music coming from cars and the rumble of so many trucks on the highway, but also in the volume and vileness of the ugly comments that fill news broadcasts and editorial pages. No wonder so many people are saying “I don’t even watch the news anymore.” We can’t take it. Something in us is sick of the fear and the nastiness and the ugliness of what now passes for political life and international affairs. Our instincts are right. Governance and political life weren’t meant to be this way. Contact among nations wasn’t meant to be this way.
Perhaps, if we sit silent before God for a while, our souls can be soothed, our fears can be calmed, and we can be given the wisdom that allows us to deal with this too-noisy world. Perhaps … in some way … we can even begin to mute the noise and heal the divisions. Perhaps
©Carol Dean Henn, 2018
Carol Dean Henn of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA