Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760) told a story: “Once, a musician came to town—a musician of great but unknown talent. He stood on a street corner and began to play. Those who stopped to listen could not tear themselves away, and soon a large crowd stood enthralled by the glorious music whose equal they had never heard. Before long they were moving to its rhythm, and the entire street was transformed into a dancing mass of humanity. A deaf man walking by wondered: Has the world gone mad?”

Is our culture deaf to religion? Does a deaf person’s inability to hear music make music less real? When last did you listen for the “gentle whisper” of God’s Spirit (1 Kings 19:12)?

Source: http://www.denisonforum.org/cultural-commentary/848-believers-consume-fewer-drugs-than-atheists

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