Silence is more effective than speech. From silence came thought, from thought the ego and from the ego speech. So if speech is effective, how much more effective must its original source be?
(Sri Ramana Maharshi)
Socrates hated the sophists just as much as Jesus hated the scribes and Pharisees. Why exactly? Didn’t they fight for wisdom and GOD as well? It was because they had an agenda. They had a reputation to defend and money to earn. They were in the ‘business’ of being wise and spiritual. For Socrates and Jesus Truth mattered, and nothing but the Truth.
I am a writer and educator, so believe in the power of the word. The right word at the right time in the right company can open doors that were locked for ages, just as ‘Open Sesame’ revealed countless treasures in the Story of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves. The Holy Spirit provides it when the intention and the company is right.
The clumsiest expression sounds like the most eloquent speech ever written in the ears of the receiver who is ready for the Truth Did you know that Moses turned down GOD’s request to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt on the account that he was too clumsy with words. GOD humored him and said that his more eloquent brother Aaron would do the job for him.
We need not hide behind anyone. When the time is ripe the Holy Spirit does the job for us. No agenda necessary, no marketing, no nothing. When the intention is right the words shall flow like the honey into the hungry bear’s mouth.