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Reading the program vs. listening to the music

August 27th, 2006

By Keith E. Buhler

"Christians, of course, acknowledge that Will and that Kingdom as the greatest of all realities every time they say the Lord’s Prayer; that is, if they really grasp its tremendous implications, and really mean what they say.
But so many Christians are like deaf people at a concert. They study the programme carefully, believe every statement made in it, speak respectfully of the quality of the music, but only really hear a phrase now and again. So they have no notion at all of the mighty symphony which fills the universe, to which our lives are destined to make their tiny contribution, and which is the self-expression of the Eternal God."

Evelyn Underhill