September 10, 2023
We know the cycle: Something happens. Someone is enraged. Internet explodes. Other people shout in opposition. Fragmentation and Exhaustion Result. Repeat.
Jesus today offers a very different path (Matthew 18), one that is based on people listening, restoring relationships, and then coming to an agreement.
A reflection on the role of listening to each other and to God in pursuing reconciliation.
Reconciliation also involves Jesus listening to us; so I offer this piece of art (from the website of “Good Shepherd Church” in Elgin, IL.) that shows Jesus listening. Obviously Jesus imparts wisdom. But he also listens.