Good Evening, God!
Thank You! Thank You for so much beauty! This is a hibiscus belonging to my spiritual director. I think she was puzzled as to why I was taking its photo. She sees theses every day. Hibiscus are Evanescent . . . .only lasting for a day. . . but maybe even more delightful due their short lives. It is easy to see outwardly expressed beauty. Inner beauty requires eyes that truly see.
Last night I went to a training session on how to be a Listener . . . a good listener. The purpose was so that those of us being trained could go back to our congregations and discern what concerns them. The presenter was the head of FaithAction and her inner beauty shown out. And that beauty was accompanied by JOY. She was a delightful presenter. I wanted to hear her. Joy and enthusiasm radiated from her. Hmm. I wonder. Just how are inner beauty, joy and enthusiasm intertwined?
The concerns that she is looking for are ones that can be broken down into actionable issues. Issues that we – or our governments – can actually do something about. And even better she is looking for issues that are not divisive. She wants to bring the various faith based groups together to get things done! SO SENSIBLE!
How I wished our congress and other organizations would focus on things like that! Working together on what we all agree on. Things like infrastructure, job training, affordable housing. Hmm.