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What are ways you have communicated without speaking words? What "language"­?

Take a look at the Pentecost story, Acts 2:1-12(Common English Bible)

  When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting.  They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire alighting on each one of them.  They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak.

  There were pious Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.  When they heard this sound, a crowd gathered.  They were mystified because everyone heard them speaking in their native   languages.  They were surprised and amazed, saying “Look, aren’t all the people who are speaking Galileans, every one of them?  How then can each of us hear them speaking in our native language?  Parthians, Medes, and Elamites; as well as residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the regions of Libya bordering Cyrene . . . and visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism), Cretans and Arabs— we hear them declaring the mighty works of God in our own languages!”  They were all surprised and bewildered.  Some asked each other, “What does this mean?”

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  • Kay R.

    A great Pentecost celebration!

    June 8, 2014

  • Kay R.

    "Speaking in other languages" as the disciples began to do could have to do with connecting with others in general. Empathy and caring. I think of the connections we have made with the girls at Mercy Home, and the relationship that has developed. That to me is a language of mutual caring.

    June 3, 2014

  • Michael L.

    I think example is a significant way to communicate with others. There is a reason why there is that old saying - do as I say, not as I do. It is so much easier to tell people what to do than to live with integrity, but example is so much more powerful.

    June 3, 2014

  • Dan S.

    Touch, movement toward, away from or beside someone, and motion of parts of the body are some additional ways.

    2 · June 2, 2014

  • Kay R.

    Smiles . . . tears . . . And sometimes, just making direct eye to eye contact with another person "speaks" volumes. That's especially true, I think, in the case of ones who tend to be "invisible" in our culture, like a person in a wheelchair, for instance.

    1 · June 2, 2014

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