"The unfolding of your words gives light ..." (Psalm 119:130a)

Month: April 2022

Wound-shaped Words

Why speak God’s Word? Why be faithful to the call to “preach the word”? I ran across this great line by poet Sean Thomas Dougherty. I don’t know much about the author. He spoke the words for himself and other poets. But it strikes me as also deeply appropriate for those who speak God’s Word. Why speak?  In his poem “Why Bother?” Dougherty answers:

“Because right now there is someone

out there

with a wound in the exact shape

of your words.”

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