I’ve been reflecting on language recently, since posting last week about the language of Divine Love. We strive to imitate Christ, Who was the Word, the Word made flesh. We strive to live the gospel, the Word of God, and we know the Scriptures are alive. If we are expressions of God’s love, are we not then His language? As we try to discern His Will in our lives, are we not trying to understand His language? The more we understand His language and act upon it, perhaps the more we become not only His hands and feet, but his living language.
“What am I?
I am myself a word spoken by God.
Can God speak a word that does not have any meaning?”
[The quote is from: Contemplative Prayer (Thomas Merton)
Originally published as The Climate of Monastic Prayer]