Listening In Disagreement: Dare To Be Quiet

tanner jesus and nicodemusA 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.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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