Some say your value is based on what you can produce. The ability to flood a market, or to provide a revolutionary experience or product determines your relevance. Soon, they gravitate to you for more. Appetites are ready for what you might offer.
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A great development occurs in us all when we begin discerning who gives the right way and who gives the way that is dead.
“Watch their lives,” Jesus says.
Many have looked and sure enough – Jesus is right! Dead people speak dead advice. Living people speak life and vitality. We are learning from all people.
The hurdle is in coming to know what “living” means.
Yes: This development is a gift – we discover that we can learn from all people. We can respond with gratitude, even if we disagree.
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I picked up Discernment by Nouwen a few weeks ago with a dual interest: I was eager to read the next book in Nouwen’s spirituality trilogy and I was beginning to experience new turbulence within my workplace which created desire for wisdom in navigation.
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I enjoy the simplicity yet depth in Merton’s words. Reading his writing is captivating; it’s difficult to become bored with; my thumbs were eager to flip to the next page.
These quotes are helpful: Continue reading