The words we use have power. They carry multiple meanings, subtleties of thought and layers of emotion beyond what a simple utterance conveys. Often, only when we dive into them do we uncover the richness of their meaning.
This is especially true of our vocabulary of faith. Shaped by revelation, laden with tradition and elaborated over centuries, the lexicon of Christianity is broad and deep. Yet its familiarity can deaden our appreciation. Only when we dig deep do we discover the layers of meaning, complexity of ideas and range of feelings hidden therein. Such a rediscovery will open us anew to the word’s life-giving power.
In this series of Slow Down Days, we will use each letter. You will be invited to create a personal lexicon of faith. Exploring the words we will venture into the lexicon of faith to explore the A, B, C’s of spirit. We will look at two letters each month, focusing on one or two significant words of faith meaningful to you.
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