Meet them where they are

October 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

Sometimes we want to shortcut the hard work of building relationships with others by treating them as mere objects of our benevolence.  A member of the congregation in which I serve told me the other day how she made this discovery when she was involved in a project with a group of children.  Usually there is a predetermined agenda for what should be done with the children when they work with them.  However, the last time they gathered, she saw one of the kids sitting alone.  She suddenly realized that she is called to sit down with him and to meet him where he is.  Such moments create the opportunity for discovering what God is up to in the lives of others when you engage them in authentic relationship at the places where they are in their lives…

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