"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."
Monday, August 9, 2010
Learning by Listening
"We're so busy arguing with one another that we don't have any energy left to love our neighbors. What would happen if we spent less energy defending ourselves and more energy learning from one another?"
(Primal by Mark Batterson pg. 105)
I love this quote. It reminds me of the wonderful (and not-so-wonderful) people I've met online the last few years. I went to school with people very much like myself so it's been nice to meet others from different walks of life. Of course I find myself in the defensive mode at times. I actually enjoy a bit of debate and sharing views and defending mine (especially as this causes me to know why I believe what I say I do.) But I also have found what a treasure it is to stop arguing, to stop yakking about my own position on issues and to ask questions, sit back and listen. What an exciting way to learn!
To all who have contributed to my learning-by-the-internet adventure,