>More words

>With emails, weekly newsletters, sermons, magazine articles mouth and keyboard are in overdrive on communications. I wonder what coomes over. It’s intriguing to have someone play back what I’ve said often with a completely different interpretation of what I have meant to say. Sometimes that means I’ve not expressed myself very clearly, and sometimes it means that the reader or listener has focussed clearly – but their minds might have gone in a different direction altogether. That’s OK. Often what people come back with is far more interesting than the original version.
Of course, we can say too much. Woodrow Wilson said “If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.”
This song by Boney M is the prayer that ends Psalm 19. A catchy number which doesn’t capture the desolation of the exiles by the Rivers of Babylon who couldn’t bring themselves to sing in a strange land. Oh well.


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