Today (in our family time) we read about feeding 5000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish and listened to God around that story. It was a really fun time, especially to see (our five year old daughter) so tender and full of enthusiasm as she shared her thoughts, drew pictures and engaged us like a teacher with her questions!
Also, I am touched by the idea that listening to God, others and our own hearts can make us so much more receptive to God and each other. Not only can you ‘go to church’, sit in a pew, and go home again without really knowing others..or yourself…or God better, it happens at home too. We can go through our day with everyone busy in their tasks and not really know what each other is struggling with, challenged by, happy about if you don’t intentionally stop and listen to each other.
I felt really washed clean and shined up and closer to my mate and child by spending this time together listening and sharing hearts. It really is a big deal.
Apprenticeship rhythm Number Two: CO2 (Church of Two)