True listening can be scary: We might hear things we don't want to hear. We might feel like our silence implies we are agreeing with things we strongly oppose. We might even find that the other human being we thought was the devil is actually human...and maybe even likable.
One of my former pastors--who helped ordain me to the position in which I currently serve, a year ago this week--posted this graphic this morning: Despite what you might think based on social media (which we all know is so truthful and representative) the last thing the majority of pastors here want is harm to… Continue reading The Right Answer
While it may be true that there are some things I would never say, I can't promise you will never hear me say them.
I'm really glad I was invited to do a workshop there because probably I otherwise wouldn't have taken the time out of my schedule to go, but it was so well worth it.
The key is in listening--first to God, and then to each other.