God is so other that we can never pretend to predict what God will do, or get God under our control in any way whatever.
The fundamental thought of the Bible is not creation, but God's care for His creation. The sense of wonder for His creation is common to all men. The sense of care for His care is the personal prerequisite for being a prophet. All men care for the world; the prophet cares for God's care. In the process of such redirection, he may be driven to be careless about everything else.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence.
A young man ran and told Moses, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp." Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses' aide since youth, spoke up and said, "Moses, my lord, stop them!"
But Moses replied, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!"
What if, in attempting to be relevant we have become irreverent? What is this emerging - a better tone or a bitter tumor?
When David was chosen to be king, God immidiately placed him in Saul's service. Before he ran out to the battle line to take out Goliath, the young annointed humbly served his tormented King. For years to come, no matter what the circumstances between them, David had nothing but mercy and grace for Saul. And like Joseph and Jesus, do we realize that we were never fatherless in the pit?
If there is an emerging urgency in the Church it is in the absence of her relevant and emerging sons and daughters.