Saturday, June 11, 2011

A New Twist to Speaking in a New Tongue

From Starck's Prayer Book (p. 101) on Pentecost:

"O precious Holy Spirit, when You have thus worked in me, when You have proved Your power in my weakness, let me also, like the messengers of Jesus after You rested on them, speak with new tongues, so that everyone may hear that the old, sinful, unseemly words (which are so unbecoming of Christians) have now been removed far from my lips. Let all who come to know me see that I have become a different human being, and let everyone perceive that it is all due to You, O Spirit, dwelling in me."

The new language of the new creation? The Gospel.

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