Listening with understanding and empathy.

“It is the province of knowledge to speak and

it is the privilege of wisdom to listen”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

For your consideration…..

Our message today tells us that the key to understanding is to listen with our body, mind and spirit. When we listen with our ears, mind and soul, we hear not only what is said but what is unsaid. We hear “authentic intention.” Authentic intention is the key that unlocks the door to understanding. Understanding is the key to productive, effective action on our part.

We are asked to be quiet and listen with our whole self. It will save us time and effort by preventing misunderstanding and help us know what our action should be.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Listen with our whole self.

What made me smile yesterday…..

-What looked like it would be a cloudy rainy day turned out to be perfect.

-My favorite kindergarteners.

-A good book.

-An early bedtime.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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