The words of wisdom this month on the calendar hanging next to my computer read, “what people really need is a good listening to.” Listening. It seems we talk about it a lot which, I suppose, adds to the irony that we actually do it so rarely.
An interesting video on how the human brain is wired for kindness, compassion, and empathy. I am reminded that we are made in God's image and likeness, which is a stunning reality. People aren't the worst. People are the best.
Jesus said to her, "For whom are you looking?" John 20:15
Sometimes, often enough, Jesus isn't the Jesus I am looking for. Mary was looking for someone who was dead. Jesus isn't dead. I can be that way. Sometimes I look for the Jesus who isn't.
I recently read this sentence: "I am awesome at prayer because I love people and I know God loves me." I think I almost stopped breathing. Do I feel this way about prayer?
God of surprises. I suppose we have become familiar with the term. Perhaps the term itself is an attempt to tame God a little...