Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning,
that without listening speaking no longer heals,
that without distance closeness cannot cure.
(sheep sit along a hill near Teileann as two look away, County Donegal, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)
The mission always the same…
To pave the path
The coming of…
All for you…
So are you listening?
Or have you turned your back, your head, your heart…closing your ears…
like so many who have gone before you…
refusing to listen and refusing to claim what is rightfully yours…
“They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; And You did not forsake them.
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Excellent piece, Julie!
Powerful, powerful words Julie. Thank you.
Blessings and thanks my friend—
There are always two sheep that won’t look at the camera!
tis the truth—but a good image about listening…or…not 🙂
Absolutely Julie! I am guessing also that you can remember quite a few classroom scenarios where not all heads were turned to face you, or minds locked on to what you were saying!
I am amazed that you are still finding photographs from your Ireland trip to support the words in your blog posts.
So, so powerful. So much so that it made me shudder! Awesome post, Julie! 🙂 ❤
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