Speak the words…

Speak the words, convey the data, and step aside… Step aside and they will know what you know because they know it already. You have nothing to teach them. You are not more beautiful than they are. You are not wiser. Do not shout at them.

Leonard Cohen, “How to Speak Poetry”. I need to remind myself of this every time I preach, just before I step into the pulpit.

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