What did Elijah hear after the wind, earthquake and fire? Maybe nothing.

The lectionary says Elijah heard “a tiny whispering sound,” the RSV translates it “the still small voice.”  What was it that Elijah heard on Mount Horeb?  It turns out, maybe nothing. That’s right.  Utter and complete silence. Let me explain. This Sunday, our first reading is the famous story of Elijah’s encounter with God on Mount […]