Invitation to God’s still voice
Northop Frye book of lectures called “The educated imagination” speaks of three uses of language, the first has to do with the simple awareness of the facts of life. It contains nouns and adjectives, it concerns itself with what is. The second language is practical of what one must do to get along in the world, in its most developed form, it is the language of science, the language of our work where peer pressure makes conformity the norm. Dag Hammarskjold said “Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your own experience and convictions.” The third therefore is the language of what might or could be. The book is concerned with having an educated imagination. The third language could also be described as hope. It is God’s language. It speaks in the voice too quiet for panic to hear. With practice we can listen to God’s still quiet voice. What’s that quiet voice been saying to you?