It makes me think, how often do we really take the time to listen to some-one else's story? How much attention do we give to others, valuing their journey, hearing their dreams and concerns?
I think it's true to say that this comes more naturally to some than it does to others, but does our comfort level really give a legitimate reason to opt out of engaging in heart felt listening? Much of the time I think not.
In a world which is obsessed with me-ism, we have an opportunity as Christians to model an alternative way. We can buck the trend and seek to truly engage with the story of other's lives. We can show that we care by having a genuine interest in people's journey. Who knows, maybe we might even get a chance to share some of our journey of faith in Jesus with someone because we have first earned the right to share by listening.
Or maybe we could just stick our heads in the koru magazine or a book, filling our lives with more of me! The choice is ours to make.
Blessings, Pastor David