Friday, April 17, 2015

Ministry of Presence

A friend of mine speaks of the need to practice the "ministry of presence". I take this to mean that there are times when we just need to be there for people. We don't need the exact words to say or all of the wisdom in the world, but just simply need to be present and available. This isn't just for the incredibly tough times in life either, but in regular every day relationships. It's how we model genuine compassion and show our willingness to share life with each other.

Our desire to be present for people reveals the value we see in them and the recognition we give of who they are.

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