I have a question.
First, let me tell you why I want to ask this question. Every July, I am away from our church. A couple of weeks of that is vacation. I am always ready for those two weeks. The other two weeks, I spend time thinking and praying about what I ought to teach/preach the next eleven months (August ’08 – June ’09). As of today, I have some books I plan to read and a file of articles I plan to glance at, and I have in mind some concerns about which I am praying.
At times, it feels like I am making some sort of stew over these two weeks. Often I will add a few ingredients to the mix that may or may not seem to be important. Nevertheless, I have learned to listen well and to read broadly.
So here is my question:
As you think about the conversations that you have been a part of lately, what stands out to you?
- What subject(s) seem to be a part of many of our conversations with others?
- What do some of us seem to fear?
- What "secrets" seem to be weighing heavily on some of us?
You will be helpful whether you respond to each of these or just one.
Thanks so much for your help.