Sunday, February 21, 2010

the word is living and active...

"When a minister reads out of the Bible, I'm sure at least nine times out of ten the people who happen to be listening hear not what is really being said but only what they expect to hear read. And I think that what most people expect to hear read from the Bible is an edifying story, an uplifting thought, a moral lesson—something elevating, obvious, and boring. So that is exactly what very often they do hear. Only that is too bad because if you really listen…there is no telling what you might hear." - Frederick Buechner

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