A rallying call from Elizabeth Caldwell’s book (pp. 6-8):
To rebuild the household of faith we need to be hospitable, become better listeners, and live with imagination.
At Messy Church we’re making that a bit easier to do – hoorah. Still so much progress to make though – when do we build in a time to listen, really listen to the people who come? Another book I was reading recently (can’t remember which) claimed that listening and loving were synomynous. How many times do we read of Jesus listening in the Gospels? Or was it so much part of what he did and who he was that they didn’t bother to write it down?