Don’t seem to be able to shake this whole dialogue thought. Would really love some interaction [dialogue] from people…
Loving the thought of seeing dialogue as a means to becoming a builder of bridges. Bringing people together, connecting different-minded people with one another.
Was reminded about what Isaiah 58:12 says
‘Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings’.
Is this not the power of great conversation? Not chatter. I mean real conversation. A group of people discussing something meaningful. Repairing, restoring, building. Laying foundations in another person’s life. So…what are you talking about?
How much time is spent on meaningful, bridge building conversation?
How much time is spent on the rest?
That’s not an accusation or meant as condemnation. Just an honest reflection from me on my world. I’ll go first and say that I am great friend of Christians but I don’t think this Pastor is going to be accused of being a friend of sinners. (I’m not saying that in a good way).
I don’t lack the desire to connect with others. I want Xcel Church and especially Xcel Darlington where I am Pastor to be a place for all. Bring people. Let’s open up the table, let’s talk. Let’s be honest about some stuff and let’s talk about things that really matter.
Does that make sense? Would you agree?