In Concert

I argued in this post that voice and action are one in God. To seek his voice entails not only listening in prayerful thought, but also listening through engagement with outward circumstances and events—the stuff that God is doing.

Doug, a reader who subscribes to this blog via email, responded with an analogy that fits this idea. He wrote, “When I go to a concert, I may have a hard time hearing from the back row. I could stay there and try to learn how to distinguish between the music and the ambient noise, or I could pay the price for the more expensive seats and sit up front.”

The question therefore becomes: What is the price of moving forward, of purchasing this ticket to the nearer seats?

(And I would add: Beware of scalpers.)