When someone tells you they’ve been hurt, you wouldn’t tell them they haven’t.When someone shares with you about their experience, you wouldn’t tell them that can’t have happened because you have a different experience. When a whole group of people tell us they’ve been hurt, a compassionate response involves listening.When a whole group of people … Continue reading Who Will Be the Good Samaritan?
How many times have I sat with a group of women, Bibles open to Luke 10, as criticism of Martha zings around the room? Martha’s too busy. She’s caught up in the wrong thing. She’s obviously Type A. Clearly she’s a fussbudget busybody. She’s overly dramatic. She’s causing a scene. Does she think she needs … Continue reading For Cryin’ Out Loud