Learning to Listen

Earlier this week, I was involved in a meeting where we were “checking in” with each other, which is one of the most important ways we can support each other. Unfortunately, I forgot to keep the “checking in” confined to simply allowing the person checking in to share, and then asking for prayer, if they wished. What happened (as it sometimes can in those cases) was that it became a conversation that had elements of “fixing” and “justifying”, and eventually included one per