how to listen to a friend

Hollie Chastain print

“afterschool” – print by Hollie Chastain

“When spiritual friends share their stories, the others listen without working. They rest. There’s nothing to fix, nothing to improve. A spiritual community feels undisturbed quiet as they listen, certainly burdened . . . but still resting in the knowledge that the life within, the passion for holiness, is indestructible. It needs only to be nourished and released.”

-Larry Crabb, Becoming a True Spiritual Community

This is day 15 of 31 Days to Hush. You can click here to see a list of all the posts in the series. If you would like to receive these quiet thoughts in your email inbox, subscribe now.

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