BEST thing I read this week had the word ‘listen’ in it 4 times

lacing together

BIG week. Busy week. Noisy week. Sad week.

Week of words
hateful and horrible,
but also things thoughtful,
prayerful and powerful,
life-giving.
We are all in need of care
and knowledge of what to do.

The best, most helpful thing I read, the thing that keeps swirling for me, came from a young writer in an article for Sojourners.

The word ‘listen’ appears just 4 times.
I would have sworn it was more because
listening was laced throughout.
What she wrote applies to so many things.

  • Listen.
  • Don’t always jump in and add your opinion.
  • Educate yourself.
  • Stop talking about colorblindness.

Even now, I want to jump in
and add my thoughts on these things.
No need. I’ve added too many of my own words here already.

PEACE to all of you this weekend, friends!


Notes:
For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies by Courtney Ariel

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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