Lord, help us to listen
August 26, 2021
I remember a man who stopped me once after a church service to tell me some of his troubles. He was not happy with some of the developments in his life and seemed to believe that telling at least one more person how he felt would give him some satisfaction. I listened for some time as he described some decisions he had made that resulted in pain and difficulty.
Eventually I got a word in and asked if he felt anyone had pressured him to make those decisions. "No," he replied. "It was actually the opposite. I was given much advice to do something different." The conversation then went on with...