The Trinitarian Community of Love whispers to each child their identity as a beloved of God. Belonging to Love’s Family is a reality that children grow into and spiritual conversations with adults can help.
It was a privilege to be at The Practice with Trevor Hudson talking about listening. Such a gift to share with that community, to hear stories, and to pray with folks.
You might engage the talks over the course of a weekend, or choose one talk a day to listen to on your commute.
In any case, it is our desire that you learn to listen a little more deeply to God, to others, and to your own self.
One of the best books I know that help us to hold our grief with authenticity and hope is Matthew Linn, Sheila Fabricant-Linn, and Dennis Linn’s book Making Heart-Bread.
I know of children who have lost their homes in California’s fires. I know of children who have lost loved-ones in the recent shootings.
May you sense God near to you.
We also long for God. Just as we are hard wired to seek connection with our caregivers, we are hard wired to see connection with God. We are not whole, we are not complete until we are connected to God and so that hard-wired longing pulses in our hearts and minds and bodies. Constantly urging us towards connection.
Speech matters because it helps children connect.