We are good at looking after our tangible property. And we’re getting better at maintaining our physical bodies. But we don’t always do a good job of maintaining the wellbeing of the relationships in our communities.
We don’t seem to have a manual or schedule for those things we cannot see or touch: our spiritual and emotional selves. When you feel led to respond or comment on social media or blogs, wait 60 seconds, and ask yourself these questions.
Does my response bring insight or comfort to the community of women created in the image of God? Would I respond this way if I was sitting in a circle, face-to-face, with the writer, those reading and others responding?
When we have ground rules for our community, we can talk about anything.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Valora K Starr. Today we remember Elizabeth Fedde, deaconess, who died in 1921.
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