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Tax Preparers Process The Rest Of Us Should Listen More

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

My friend Angela said it briefly and wisely…”love takes courage.” <3

Courage.
Courage to love.
Courage to love through conflict.
Courage to love despite inevitable change. and the courage to love from a distance.

Remember that the time and effort we invest in a relationship, is evidence of the value we place in it:

If we prioritize our marriage relationship it will most likely give us a happier marriage.

If we prioritize time and trust with a best friend it will most likely yield a lasting friendship.

When three of Job’s friends heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console him … When they saw Job from a distance, they scarcely recognized him. Wailing loudly, they tore their robes and threw dust into the air over their heads to show their grief. Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and nights. No one said a word to Job, for they saw that his suffering was too great for words.” 1

We all need to listen patiently, graciously and sensitively; seeking neither to give advice nor to fix people.

 

1 – Job 2:11-13, NIV

Bring on the comments

  1. A much needed reminder, as I know I sometimes jump to give advice when it is not being sought out. I pray to seek wisdom before I offer my advice. Thanks Scott for your loving words that kick me in the face at times.

  2. Thank you for commenting.
    Post on mysilentscream are lessons we are both learning.

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