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Silence

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The new chaplain at Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary, Luvuyo Sifo, has already brought some new and interesting ideas with him that he is implementing into the everyday life of the Seminary.

One of these is that on Wednesdays we have been asked to partake in a complete day of silence at SMMS. He has titled this practice "Benedictine Wednesdays" in reference to the Benedictine monks who place a special importance on silence.

There has already been an uproar from many seminarians. Perhaps they don't like change. Perhaps they don't appreciate being asked to be silent when they would prefer to be loud and talkative.

But this practice has got me thinking about the idea of silence and whether it truly is important, especially when we all have so many important things to say, or so we believe....

For many of us, a time of silence means that we don't speak, but this could be practiced while watching TV or listening to music (some seminarians have already said they will u…

Harmony of Grace

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Why did I decide to start this blog? Why call it Harmony of Grace? 
One definition for the word harmony is "living in peace and mutual understanding with others."
I have always been fascinated with music and in my opinion, the musical definition of the word harmony has a more accurate depiction of the word's true meaning.
In musical terms, a harmony is "a note or group of notes that compliment the notes in the melody (main tune of the song)."
There are many different possible harmonies, but if played/sung correctly, they all compliment the melody and emphasize the beauty of the musical arrangement as a whole.
When I had my first encounter with Jesus, the concept of harmony became much more real in my life.