Is God Silent?
As we enter into another season of Advent, is God Silent? Recently, it seems as if anything but justice is prevailing, let alone hope for a coming Christ. How can we be anything but restless and angry every time we hear of what seems like an unjust taking of someone’s life. The sad reality in our world is that the injustices and iniquities in our system have always been there, but in the best of times we forget they’re there. When things are particularly good, when it seems as if God is blessing us with awesome deeds that we don’t expect, we put down our guard. Our sensitivity to the injustices in the world seem minute, remote or simply an exception as if it only happens once in a while. Yet when the world is loud with restless protest, we remember and are awakened to the fact that injustice happens somewhere every day. Perhaps not in the taking of a life but in the mocking of integrity, belittling the sense of belonging, and demeaning the dignity of every human being. We must stop falling asleep! Keep awake and remind the world through our speech and knowledge of every kind given in grace and strengthened by our hope, that God is not silent.