A facebook friend posted a link to this brief essay on listening. A poignant story, then a poetic conclusion:
The truth is, if our love can hold space for paradox, tension, and disagreement, there’s room for all types of beliefs and opinions.
Division is a choice.
Life isn’t a Facebook feed.
Our love, our listening, must bring in, not edit out.
Dare to listen, dare to be quiet, dare to seek understanding; in the end, it’s the people we need to love, not their opinions.
“Dare to be quiet.” That’s one I’ll be pondering for some time.