It’s spring time. Flowers are beginning to bloom, and pollen is blowing… therefore, I have my annual bout of laryngitis. Allergies hit me and within 24-48 hours I have laryngitis. The rest of my body is fine, but I have no voice, which makes for an exciting day at work answering phones.
Being without a voice allows me to hear the others around me. I hear conversations, listen to others who are sharing their hearts and experiences, and ultimately, it makes me be still.
This week is Passion Week or Holy Week and I find myself reflecting about Who Jesus was, Who He is to me, and what this week means to the world– whether they acknowledge it or not.
So much upheaval in the world. People fight, march, protest, challenge, and speak out against things, for things, trying to be heard. But no one seems to listen.
As a young teacher I found this quote and put it in my classroom.
Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
This week is a week that turned all of history on its ear. You can hear some of the Sermon on the Mount in this proverb, as well as other teachings of Jesus. It’s a challenge to us all to let go of the broken and to embrace the Healer…
Be silent and listen to people– you may be surprised by what they are saying…