Word of the Week

When Someone Listens to You

Within the sermon today, I shared this beautiful poem about the gift a listening friend can be in our lives. I thought I'd share it again here. Cheers to all the friendships that surround your lives and mine! 

Finding What You Didn’t Lose by John Fox

When someone deeply listens to you

it is like holding out a dented cup

you’ve held since childhood and watching it fill up with

cold, fresh water

When it balances on top of the brim,

you are understood.

When it overflows and touches your skin,

you are loved.

When someone deeply listens to you,

the room where you stay

starts a new life

and the place where you wrote

your first poem

begins to glow in your mind’s eye.

It is as if gold has been discovered!

When someone deeply listens to you,

your bare feet are on the earth

and a beloved land that seems distant

is now at home within you.