Turning to One Another

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Turning to One Another

There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about.

Ask: “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking.

Notice what you care about. Assume that many others share your dreams.

Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.

Talk to people you know. Talk to people you don’t know. Talk to people you never talk to.

Be intrigued by the differences you hear.

Expect to be surprised. Treasure curiosity more than certainty.

Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible.

Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something.

Know that creative solutions come from new connections.

Remember, you don’t fear people whose story you know.

Real listening always brings people closer together.

Trust that meaningful conversations can change your world.

Rely on human goodness.

Stay together.

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About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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3 Responses to Turning to One Another

  1. Love this so much. It’s so true… My head was bobbing up and down as I read it 🙂

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    • Yes – my response too. I appreciate her understanding of the difference between “asset” vs. “deficit” thinking when she says, “Ask: “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking.” This poem was given to people who showed up to a seminar for people interested in sponsoring Refugees. I thought that was appropriate – but the application is so much wider.

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