Week 1 of A Taste of Listen to My Life
So….how did your first experience with A Taste of Listen to My Life go?
Those I have talked to have used the words “holy,” “deeply connected,” “heard,” and “loved.” I can’t help but think of the David Ausburger quote: “Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.” I spent Sunday night listening and being listened to by a dear friend and left feeling totally loved by her and by God. She didn’t give me advice, try to fix anything, or try to fill the silence. She just listened. Yesterday, as I thought about what happened in living rooms all over our community and in the facilitated gathering at church, I imagined God delighting in our collective practice of community and spiritual listening.
I’m looking forward to diving into the first map — My Life Now — over the next few days. As I prepare to work on it each morning, I’ll be praying through Psalm 25:4-6, as suggested in the Map:
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.
If you want a little preparation for next week’s time with your tribe, check out this talk by Brene Brown about the power of vulnerability.
We’d love to hear how it’s going so far and we’re praying that you feel God’s presence as you practice over the next few weeks!
Blessings and peace,