If They Only Understood

The Question: Have I Seen the Hand of God Reaching Out to Touch Us Today?

All day I talk and talk and write and talk and, I hope, listen. These expressions spring out of my desire to comprehend the richness of it all. When I learn something new I want to share and see how others saw the same thing.

Everyday we exchange information, but I seek more. I want to exchange thoughts, stories, words, ideas, looks, actions. I want communication that connects.

Misunderstandings seem more common. Some days I wonder if we haven’t become like the people who were building the tower of Babel, “confounded, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”

My speech is confused in the ears of others so frequently, so personally, so deeply, so profoundly that I pray fervently that I will be understood.

When my answer comes, though, I learn there is something more important than being understood—that is to understand.

1 Comment

  1. Rebecca
    Oct 9, 2008

    Oh your comparison to the Tower of Babel is exactly how I feel whenever I’m trying to communicate something truly important to me.

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