And the scroll of the profit Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written. — Luke 4:17.
At my daughter’s wedding, there were two readings, one a beautiful poem titled The Invitation and the other was from the Beatitudes. Hearing them read gave the words special meaning. Most religions include in their services, public readings from scriptures or holy writings. The words seem to have more significance and a different meaning when they are read aloud.
When I first started writing novels, I was told that when I thought I was finished to read my manuscript aloud. I did so, and realized that I wasn’t finished. Unless the words on the page sound right to the ear an author’s work is not done. The same advice about reading aloud applies to a difficult passage in a book or textbook. If one is puzzled by a paragraph try reading it aloud. You will be surprised by how reading aloud makes a difference.
I was surprised by how much I was moved by the two familiar readings at my daughter’s wedding, but I shouldn’t have been. They were read aloud.