For whom are you grateful? Is there an individual who helped you view a seemingly impossible situation with new eyes? Or is there someone who nudged you into a rewarding challenge from which you had shied away?
Though we may not realize it at the time, a helper may well affect who we become and, over time, influence how we look at life.
Especially in our younger years, the generosity of these helpers—their willingness to listen to our concerns and effectively share their experiences and learnings—augments our formal schooling with wisdom and love. This can lead to a new level of existence and awareness. Their messages will likely contribute to our formation—the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and creation.
This message is an excerpt from “Listening to our better angels” by Cheryl Crockett in the April 2021 issue of Gather.
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