Hold, hold your tongue now. And let them all listen to your silence. —The Ting Tings, Silence
We are addicted to filling all the spaces with noise.
And when I say “we,” I mean us Charismatic Christians. That includes Pentecostals (who are the worst about this).
Please don’t think I’m writing this to throw someone else under the bus. If anything, I’m throwing myself under the bus. I am both a Charismatic and a Pentecostal (although I prefer the Charismatic label, and would like to add a couple descriptors like “gangsta” and “who loves Catholics”). I am constantly working to fill all the spaces with noise – background music, words, videos, more words, and more music.
In a conversation with Andy Jones about Sunday’s service at NWLife, he said,
“This could be taken the wrong way, but my favorite part of the baby dedication was when you guys were all done saying stuff and just stood there for a while holding and looking at Zoey.”
Funny how his favorite part was the one without any noise.
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