Monday, March 06, 2006

CQOD: 03/06/06 -- Driver: the unacceptable form

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 6, 2006
    ... the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
    -- Habakkuk 2:20 (KJV)

    Silence, indeed, is the one form of worship which is almost universally thought intolerable by Dissenting clergy. Despite their not-too-distant affinity to the Quakers, they think they will be heard for their much speaking. And since their organists too are equally reluctant to let any liturgical action pass without a ruminative obbligato on the Swell manual, congregations are subjected to unrelieved noise during a service which may well have begun with the reading of the sentence, “Be still, and know that I am God.”
    ... Christopher Driver (1932-1997), A Future for the Free Churches? [1962]

Quiet time reflection:
    Teach me silence, Lord, that I may listen to Your Spirit.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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