When God Is Silent
Barbara Brown Taylor
Few capture story and Story like Barbara Brown Taylor. She has been duly labeled THE preacher of our time, and she captures this same fervor in her writing.
Why, God? Where is God? What difference does belief make? What good is God? These are the questions I am asked a hundred times a day as a chaplain and that I, as a chaplain, ask one hundred-fold. They are at the heart of what it means to believe, and what it means to try to believe when God is so distant, silent or non-responsive.
Taylor never offers pious platitudes or easy answers. To do so is to offend the faith we cherish and to offend the journey we possess as spiritual people. Come into the silences, come into the journey, through, famine, silence and restraint.
The Rev. Richard B. Gilbert, D.Min., Executive Director, The World Pastoral Care Center