From the Episcopal Bishop of Minnesota a timely reminder and invitation to speak the truth with love
It was a casual conversation, yet as it went on, it became more and more difficult to listen to. Now I like a good story, but when a story is being spun in a way that suggests it is verifiably factual, but it’s not, my inner skeptic alarm goes off. Again, tell me a tall tale, entertain me with wit and embellishment, share something that leads to a deeper meaning or truth, I’m good. Yet to suggest something is unequivocal truth, when you know it’s not, is challenging.
I am working with a great group of people on an upcoming retreat which will focus on The Word and words. The daily themes of the retreat will include: the stories we have been told, the stories we tell others, the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories we will tell. As such, I have been thinking a lot about the stories…
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