Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Prophetic Pastors 101
"Morning by morning he awakens my ear to listen...what you hear whispered in your ear, shout from the housetop"(Isaiah; Matthew). There is a season for shouting, but it can be viewed as legitimate only when it is the fruit of silence, of being still enough to hear what is whispered. The vocation of the Pastor is not first speaking, but rather first and foremost, listening. We wait for the soft, distant voice that some confuse with muffled thunder, for the faint cry of someone still breathing under the rubble and ruin of disaster; only then can we speak and act with fruitfulness. It is morning. First, we listen.