While in a local bookstore this weekend, I heard two young people excitedly share the plots of recent reads. The passionate reflections on words long ago written, brought to fresh life in these new minds.
My reaction is first to scoff, to say, "don't they know that book is outdated and nothing new?" Those fleetings quickly leave me to sit in burning embarrassment of realization: mine is the attitude that brings death to progress borne from the melding of history and new thought.
The habits of Learning and Listening to God create space to listen and learn from people. Without the anchor of Christ, those instances are merely muddled observations of human behavior. As a rhythm of obedience to Christ however, they become insights into His Kingdom here; revelations in Light versus Darkness; the truth of all Creation glorifying Creator.
How might I leave myself open to learning from unexpected sources this week?
How might I continue remaining anchored in Christ in the rhythms of Learning and Listening?