Silence

‘…for silence has always been part of the Japanese way. “We Japanese think we can better express our feelings by silence.”‘

Taken from In search of Japan’s hidden Christians by John Dougill.

How often do we make things worse by trying to say the right thing…?

Persecution

#534 The #movie #silence is an account of #japanesechristianmartyrdom in the #1600s and an amazing portrayal of the #strength and #agony of #persecutedchristians as they lived out their faith. I was struck by the #encouragement one small #symboloffaith could bring. Today I pray for persecuted Christians in #northkorea #somalia #afganistan #pakistan #sudan #syria #iraq #iran #yemen and #eritrea Amen. 

Holy Listening

#482 #theartofholylistening #listeninsilence #thegiftofvoice How often do we really listen, and allow someone to say all that they need to? #bestill #bewith #beinthemoment