One of the deepest longings of humans i believe is the need to commune and fellowship with each other. We were created on purpose as beings who crave interaction and the gratification of social interaction. In most of today's social realms this is healthy and appropriate. Church, work, sidelines at a soccer game, musical events, dinners, meetings, ect...
But everyone has a story inside of them that is so private and so personal to allow others to hear. And yet it's the one thing we want to share the most in these settings. Some have carried this story for decades, others for several years. Some are tragic, riddled with horrifying and humiliating details about what humanity can do. Others are simply a sense of greater purpose but the lack of surety creates such an intense fear of the unknown that dormancy seems the adequate response.
So how do we proceed from here. Will we continue to be the silent individuals who are comfortable with the safety of silence, but longing for the sound of intimate dialogue>? Or will we come to a realization that our story may be what someone else needs to hear, what they have been praying for and maybe in the process of sharing, we can heal more than one persons agony>?
-Love is Patient. Love is Kind.-