Everyone has something to say. If you operate on a human premise, this is perfectly acceptable, admirable–even a thing to be encouraged. It is the empty fuel that makes dead things look alive, an entertaining distraction that makes emptiness feel meaningful.
Not so in Scripture.
In the wilderness of God’s scroll, there is only one voice. One source of life. One pedagogy set forth in letters divinely inscribed. Make that your premise, and it will silence all the voices in the room, beginning with yours. Unlike the false consolation of many voices, it will take you to lonely places where that one needful voice can be heard more clearly.
When that painful voice becomes your premise; when you truly have nothing to say; then, finally, you can teach Scripture. Then, like the Preacher in Jerusalem, you will find yourself exclaiming, “All is vanity!” Everything is vanity.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Luke 1:25-30.
Episode 435 Luke 1:25-30; Music:
Peace of Mind by Kevin MacLeod
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