Etchings in the Sand…

Thoughts and Photos from the Desert…



The value of silence

“Three times a day,
everything on the hill of Taizé stops: the work, the Bible studies, the
discussions. The bells call everyone to church for prayer. Hundreds or
even thousands of mainly young people from all over the world pray and
sing together with the brothers of the community. Scripture is read in
several languages. In the middle of each common prayer, there is a long
period of silence, a unique moment for meeting with God.”

The most effective worship I have experienced in the past year was a Taize-type service at our own local church. The above came from some source that, in carelessness, I have misplaced, but it does give a taste of the authentic Taize experience.

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