I had a discussion with a friend he other day and we both agreed that if we had stood talking on January 1, 2018 and knew what 2018 would bring, we would have…..well, we would had a hard time.
I don’t want to look at 2018 any more, though I have a feeling it will be a year that will be hard to forget.
John Pavlovitz is an author who I don’t like but I respect. Why don’t Iike him? Well, let’s just that I think sometimes the tone of what he says is a bit…… never mind. Why do I respect him? He is clearly thought, well written, rational and thorough in his beliefs and ideas. I don’t always believe the same way but I always find myself better off for having read him.
Below are two exerpts that he wrote just before the end of 2018. I hope you’ll take some time and read those and maybe even go on over and check out what the rest of the article has to say.
I’m going to look back at 2018 and remember the Dad that went home to glory. I’m not going to look back at some of the other things. As our minister said on Sunday, if God woke you up and brought you here today, he must have a plan for you. Let’s try to see what it might be.
Be a story-learner………. When you sit across from someone and actually listen to them, you’ll realize how rich and complex and like your own, their stories are. You may not end up liking them better afterward or agree with them any more, you’ll just know them more.
Source: 2018 Was One Long Decade