Saturday 16 January
Dismantling the conversation of a funeral visit with a colleague, it became apparent how such conversations can be ‘Epiphanies’ in their own right.
Only when we are authentic with people. When we listen and comprehend their own spirituality and position in the moment, be it grief or celebration. When we honour where they are and reflect for them, will they begin to hear the gospel message we proclaim.
There is no point in shouting at the deaf, if we are the cause of their hearing loss!
2 April 2015
A different sort of meditation. A selection each day and in a form that has to be head to be understood. Music both classical and modern.
All too often in life we think that we’ll only find God in life’s “big” moments. Major celebrations and cultural events; the most significant holidays and festivals; moments in our lives when our path is fundamentally changed.
What we often fail to understand and pay attention to – and therefore miss by way of an opportunity to listen and grow – is that God is just as present in life’s “small” moments; the whispers rather than the screams.
The big moments are wonderful and full of meaning, but less so if we cannot answer affirmatively to “Do you show up for the whispers?”
Like Elijah on the mountain, listen carefully. You might just be pleasantly surprised by what you hear.