What to do when God is silent, goes the question. But maybe what is really being said here is, ‘God is not speaking to me in a fashion that is convenient or dramatic enough to address my anxieties and hardships.’ Being the anxious creatures that we are, we might be conflating the idea of God’s silence with God’s abandonment or God’s non-existence. But, as we get to know God we learn that silence is really a language for God. A means of communication. And if that is true, then, a mature relationship with God invites us to learn a new language!
In this episode, Melissa and Bishop Wright have a conversation on the silence of God and what that means to us as people of faith in different seasons of life. This is question 2 of a 5-part series.
5 Lenten Questions is a video series produced by the Diocese of Atlanta. The series is the writings of Bishop Wright and is produced by team members of his staff. The series also includes a Reflection Guide for each question.
Discover more about 5 Lenten Questions at episcopalatlanta.org/lent-2021