Thursday, July 26, 2012

Listening for a Word...

Silence and listening and hearing and obedience, then, require trust -- trust that God wants to speak a word to me, trust that God has a particular will for me, trust that God's will for me is always good even if I cannot yet see its goodness for me, trust that God does speak through some whom he calls to a special leadership, trust that my obedience even to a mistaken judgment by another will make me a better listener and a less self-willed disciple, trust that God will make a better good come from my obedience even if the abbot's direction is wrong-headed.

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