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There’s an old story about a man who dreamed that an angel escorted him to church one Sunday. There he saw a keyboard musician playing vigorously, singers singing, and other musicians playing with gusto. But the man heard no sound. The congregation was also singing – well, most of them, but again the sound was totally muted – silence! When the Vicar preached his lips moved but there was no volume (watch my lips!). In amazement the man turned to his escort for an explanation. “This is the way it sounds to us in heaven,” said the angel. “You hear nothing because there is nothing to hear. These people are engaged in the form of worship, but their thoughts are on other things and their hearts are far away.”.”

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