“Who you are speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you are saying.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Who are we? Who are you? Who am I?
We are in church every Sunday, right up front. A Bible always close at hand. We know scripture forwards and backwards.
We are good, very good, so, so good!
… and while, in the middle of a conversation, his cell phone rang, he answered the call and left the other conversationalist sitting there without a second thought.
… they were nice to me but rude to the waiter.
… and when her brother saw her in church and touched her shoulder, she didn’t respond…. She was busy, praising God and reading in her Bible …. “… love one another, as I have loved you.”
These small, seemingly unimportant, examples of behavior are experiences remembered by observers and recipients. Why?
A ‘feeling’ was caused. I think it was because ‘the intent to please’ was not riding on the actions. ….it’s what’s missing!
At the end of the day, I wonder, did anybody hear what I had to say, or was it already obvious?
Who are we? Who am I? Who, are you… really?
The winner of our “Name Game” contest: Reader, Kent J. Congratulations and thank you, from the Team.