Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Shut up and listen

A teen with many troubles contacted me wanting to meet. So we went for a coffee. I asked questions about family, relationships, God, cell phones, but i kept getting the same response, "I don't want to talk about it".

I could see the hurt in their eyes and wanted them to know it was safe place to let it out. I wanted to give advice. I wanted to share the hope offered by Jesus. Instead i felt like I was hitting a brick wall. In our past conversations it had never gone to this extreme.

Finally i said, "you are the one that wanted to meet, what do you want me to say?"

The response blew me away, "i think I just wanted to know you were still here.". I knew God was cluing me into something. He calls me to love others and many times that means teaching or sharing or challenging someone but i had forgotten sometimes the best way to love someone is to shut up.
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