Thursday, February 03, 2005

Proverb


Singing light songs to the heavyhearted
is like pouring salt in their wounds
- Proverbs 25:20

Is it just me, or does that fly in the face of modern church culture?

- Peace

1 comment:

Richard said...

the NIV translation also likens it to taking away someone's winter coat on a cold day.

Whatever struggles we have at our parish, I dont think this happens to be one of our problems. Perhaps I'm getting crotchety in my old age, but maybe there are some advantages in not having only lively worship which we believe universally appeals to the youth.

I remember at Regent College it also had a balanced perspective which allowed people to explore the faith from the "winter side" of Christianity. Whether the sizeable number of people in "winter side" has anything to do with the trio of Greek, Hebrew, and early morning exegesis remains an open question.

One pieces of folk wisdom that I learned well before i got married that I still have trouble applying to my married life: "women don't want you to solve their problems, they want you to listen to them".

What you said reminds me of the following passage: Blessed are they who weep an mourn, they shall be consoled.

Pax Tecum