“To ‘listen’ another’s soul into life…”

Len Delony1“To ‘listen’ another’s soul into life, into a condition of disclosure and discovery, may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.”

— Douglas Steere

Fifteen years ago, after getting our one- and two-year-old daughters up and ready, I buckled them into their car seats and took them to First Methodist Preschool. Soon after getting them settled there, I drove home, turned on the TV, and was stunned by the images of the planes flying into the Twin Towers. Within just a few minutes, I got a call telling me the Preschool was asking parents to come get their children. It was a tragic, disorienting day. It seemed that holding loved ones was the best way for most of us to respond.

Now, 15 years later, much of our world still seems disoriented and off-balance.

And still, one of the best ways to respond is to hold the ones we love . . .

But now there is a clear and prophetic call for peace that includes holding those we don’t know well . . . in respectful dialogue and a “circle of trust.”

Come join us this Sunday, September 11, between 3:00 – 5:00 pm for a Pilgrimage for Peace: Interfaith Dialogue & Prayer Walk. Our facilitator, Estrus Tucker, was born and raised in Fort Worth, but has facilitated such gatherings in Ireland, South Africa, and all around the United States. After learning about and participating in dialogue, we will have an opportunity to join in a prayer walk on the labyrinth as part of our shared “Pilgrimage for Peace.”

P.S. Yesterday I heard this on the radio and think it fits well with our Interfaith Dialogue.

Grace and peace on the journey,

Len

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