“There are things we cannot say. This is a fundamental truth about life. It is not a lesson we learn explicitly, but early in our childhoods we learn that some things are not to be spoken.”
This is the opening for a piece (link to it is below) written by Episcopal priest Connor Gwin, who goes on to note that this is also, perhaps especially, true in the church, where “we generally agree that there are things we do not talk about and claims we do not make.”
So what do you make of this? What are some of the things that we’ve learned we cannot say, whether at home, or the workplace, or in social settings, or in public, or wherever? How do we learn, as Gwin puts it, that some things are not to be spoken?
And is this indeed true in our churches? What are some of the things we’ve learned we cannot say, that we do not talk about, or the claims we do not make? Gwin suggests one area — that the church has nothing to say to those who are hurting, real people with real problems. What do you think of that? Is he right?
Join us for the conversation Tuesday evening, May 21, beginning at 7 pm at Lockhart’s BBQ in downtown Lake Orion. Here’s a link to Gwin’s article to help you think about the topic: