(advent)ures: day 2

We’re using this prayer from the Iona Community in Scotland as our Prayer of Confession throughout Advent:

When the world tells us we are what we do with our activity, acumen, or achievement, let us learn: we are what we do with our silence. When the world tells us we are what we do with our spending power, selling power, or our power of speech, let us learn: we are what we do with our silence. When the world tells us to drown the silent sufferings of others with indifference or noise, or to forget the art of stillness, even in the storm, let us learn: we are what we do with our silence. When the world tells us to rush in where angels fear to tread, let us learn that angels listen first, before they take a step, for the voice of God in the silence.

Naturally, it brought to mind what I believe might be the most beautiful song ever written.

“The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls…”

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