Learning to Listen: The Voice

Benedict Auer wrote this little piece:

“In the film Dead Poets Society, a student pretends to get a phone call during morning assembly.  When the phone rings, he answers it and tells the headmaster that it is God calling.  I have spent the majority of my life waiting for that ring, putting my life on hold, sitting through sleepless nights waiting, as if for Godot, but I only get wrong numbers or solicitors.  Each ring I anticipate a divine voice, hoping beyond hope that this time it is God, but then it is a lonely voice or a distraught student, and again I missed God.

Or did I?

I wonder if maybe I have heard from God but just haven’t recognised the voice.”

Or as Meister Eckhart puts it:

God is always at home.  It is we who have gone out for a walk.”



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