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The Songs of Doves in Fire

The Songs of Doves in Fire

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Published by David Philips
Another item in this unexpected season of goodwill. Oh, and a true story. Inspired by the movie, Stigmata.
Another item in this unexpected season of goodwill. Oh, and a true story. Inspired by the movie, Stigmata.

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Published by: David Philips on May 17, 2012
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The Songs of Doves in Fire
Christian theology teaches, as by at least for Holy Scripture to, that there are, toattend faith, several, gifted signs of the Holy Spirit. One such gift is known onlyas tongues. The recipient of this gift becomes capable of fluently speaking in anuntaught language. Interpretation, than strict translation of all such spontaneousutterances, constitutes another of the gifts, but together for the two to stay apartthan had found to as usually occupy the space of any single, recipient subject.I had been encouraged to pursue an endowment of tongues, as by peer pressurehaving been applied to bring each member of the church into conformance witha group ethic. Using recommended orthodoxy of approach, I had only remainedunsuccessful in this task, deciding only then to drop the issue
indefinitely
.Much later, a friend and I went to Norwich. He was to attend a job interview, soI went along f 
or the trip, and since I liked cathedrals, and whilst he’d be busy, I
decided to take the time to visit Norwich Cathedral. Finding there a chapel, as acurtained-off space reserved for private prayer, I decided to put it to proper use.Some time elapsed before I began hearing a still, small voice speaking to me asif in the second person. This quietly instructed me that I had been given the giftand how practically it should be employed. I was not entirely convinced by thiscounsel, but gradually followed the advice, uttering little pieces at a time, lettingthese become longer and more complex, and carefully analysing these for signsof cogent syntax, grammar and vocabulary. To the accompaniment of the organ

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