Difficult Discourse

by Beth A Richardson on February 15, 2017 · 1 comment


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Wednesday, February 15. Read “Difficult Conversations” (p. 12). What forms of conversation are hardest for you? What might make you more willing to engage in this kind of discourse?

Share your thinking.

Words from the Word: The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.
– Leviticus 19:1-2, NRSV

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture using audio lectio from Matthew 5:38-48

Spiritual Tools: This week’s spiritual practice by Tom Porter is “Listening.”

Art Credit: Ten Commandments, illustrative wood relief carving, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55124 [retrieved January 24, 2017]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feargal/5096148585/.

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Jay T Basinger February 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

To be more “relective” to the speaker. Smile, instead of talking. Reflect acceptance not your opinion. Talk with your eyes.


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