Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Power of the Word

Teaching English, I am spending a lot of time thinking about words at the moment. This, however, has very little to do with that, but it seemed like an appropriate introduction! Rather, as our thoughts turn towards preparations for Christmas, it is a reflection on the prologue to John's Gospel.

The Power of the Word

In the beginning was the Word
The word that is, the word that does
The word of creative power

The power to create us instead of me
Drawing in those who were out

And spirit

Building relationships
Enabling dialogue
Bringing together

And the Word was God

The Word was the real light
The word that speaks, the word that is silent
The word of wisdom and truth

The wisdom that breaks the boundaries
Understanding through the eyes of the heart

And Spirit

Guiding thought
Challenging assumption
Inspiring change

And the Word was God

The Word became flesh
The word that lives, the word that breathes
Meaning becoming being

The Word that chooses weakness with us
Dwelling together, co-creators of a new unity

And Spirit

Uniting peoples
Liberating truth
Becoming humanity

And the Word was God.

(John 1: 1-14)

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