10 Listening to the “Written” Word - Christopher Mendonca

posted Nov 28, 2018, 6:12 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Nov 28, 2018, 6:12 AM ]
How is it possible to 'listen' to something that is 'written'?

Not so difficult, if one thinks of the conductor,

soloists and members of the orchestra

who must "hear" and "listen" to the original within them

even as they "read" the music written by the composer.

This is the key to authentic "interpretation"

of a piece of Classical Western Music.

From the beginning, the LORD intended

that each of us should listen to the WORD

engraved and etched in silence,

created as we are in his image and likeness.

It is written in our hearts,

and we must forever pay attention to its sound

that echoes God, who is best understood in Silence.

When God first wrote his WORD on the hearts of his Chosen People,

he catered to all types of potential readers,

especially those who are constantly looking out for mistakes.

The LORD spoke to Moses even as the people he had led out of Egypt

were distracted into paying attention to the false gods they had left behind.