Will You Please Listen?
The development of social media has raised up a generation of people who place tremendous value on the self. The sum total of our life has been how much content we produce, how often it’s viewed and how many followers we have. Many children are growing up with the desire to have all eyeballs on them as they create what they believe is important and world-changing. In our culture of content production and consumption many people have lost the ability to truly listen to others.
We all do it: *Handshake* “How are you doing?” “I’m doing okay. You?” “I’m doing fine.” The classic church-member exchange. Here’s the problem: we’re not all doing okay. Sometimes when we say “we’re doing okay” what we really want to say is… “…my pregnancy has been really difficult.” “…I’m having financial troubles and am worried about how to take care of my family.” “…Work has been really stressful lately and I’m not sure how much longer I can take it.” “…I’m wrapped back up