Feb 06

Do you hear what I hear?

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Probably not.

What did you hear?

We were at Connexus yesterday and the minister was speaking about “serving”. He made references to servant leadership. His best example was Jesus Christ. There was no greater servant leader.

I found it very interesting when we visited friends after church and the discussion about the message came up. My wife was telling them what she heard in that message. That’s when I realized that she heard the message very differently than I did. Neither of us is wrong in what we heard, just different. This drove home how important it is to consider how others may hear your message.

Delivering your message.

teacherThere is not necessarily any reason to change your delivery. Just be aware of the possible reception and the resulting reactions. Sometimes we deliver a difficult message and the receiver is filtering through their own life experiences. That may result in a drastically different result than your original intent. This blog may very well be a good example. Some will react to mention of Jesus Christ. For some it will be positive, for others, not so much. Some may draw a connection to a past blog and think it’s a reference to that message. Not really, but it can happen.

I’ll take this opportunity to say that these blogs are my personal thoughts and musings. My intent is that you may find some comfort or learn something from my thoughts. When either of these happen, then I have achieved one of my life’s greatest goals. That is simply, to leave the world a better place than I found it. May God bless you and keep you safe.

Make it a great day!

Barry

P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for unconditional love. I’m thankful for freedom of expression. I’m thankful for soft boiled eggs!

What are you thankful for today?

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