Faith and Mental Health, Journey to Healing, Recovering Humanity

Quiet Drunks?!

1 Samuel 1:12 – 13

“As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was praying silently; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard; therefore Eli thought she was drunk.”

How many quiet drunks do you know?

How many people do you know become intoxicated and speak quietly?

I can say that I don’t know many, if any at all, yet when Eli saw Hannah talking with no audible, he automatically assumed she was drunk.

Why?

What was her posture?

How was she behaving?

What were her mannerisms?

Other than the lack of voice, what would make drunkenness the first thing that comes to mind?

Did he not see her tears?

Could he not see her distress?

Or, did her pain not matter?

I don’t know about you, but seeing someone in distress, weeping bitterly, talking to her/hisself does not scream drunk to me.

It screams pain!

Why did this priest, this servant, this man of God not recognize her pain?

Or, had he learned to see the worst in people and automatically judge based on that?! 🤷🏽‍♀️

#Igotquestions #Ineedanswers #quriouschronicles #qurioustheologian

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