Like Saul in Damascus: Eyes Closed, Mouth Shut, Ears & Heart Open

Hearing is the classic analogue of faith.  See Robert Capon’s statement:

“All Jesus needs is our emptiness…unless we’re willing to be blind to the certainties of religion by which we’ve lived our lives, we’ll never be able to hear the Word of God, let alone preach it.  For the blind depend on hearing to a degree that the seeing never come close to.  We’re not called to read the Scriptures–not to search them with our eyes or get them down pat by our knowledge, and certainly not to see them through the lenses of a correct religious understanding.  We’re called to come to them blind to everything religion ever told us we were supposed to expect, and just hear them.  Because while seeing may be an analogy to knowledge, hearing is the classic analogue of faith.  And faith is always trust in a person’s word.”

–Robert F. Capon, The Foolishness of Preaching
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