Monday, December 30, 2013

Communication Gone Bad

Reading (and sometimes participating in) theologically related threads where commentators are as precise with their words of debate as they can possibly be, yet with entirely no resolution, reminds me of why I think written language is such a crazy thing.  We who attempt to rely upon words on a page, rather than face-to-face dialogue are bound to severe frustration.  Consider the following sentence as a case in point:  “All the communication he had had had had no effect.”

Let me suggest that the next time you wade into written, computer screen debate, theological, political or whatever, that you remember the God-made-incredible human you’re addressing.  The person on the other side of the screen is no more your handiwork than you are his.  Write what you think, and trust Jesus to be “the way, the truth, and the life.”  He’s pretty good at all that, right?

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