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Spiritual Preparation, Session 5: Meeting People Where They Live

In "Love Connects Us," a Tapestry of Faith program

Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Close your eyes and breathe deeply for about five minutes, perhaps repeating a word or phrase to separate yourself from the activities of the day. When you feel settled and relaxed, consider:

  • In what ways are you of service—to your family, your community, your congregation, the larger world? Do you consider your service part of your faith? How so, or why not?
  • In what ways are you tied to people in your community who are in need? Does your connection include asking others what they need?
  • One of the gifts Joseph Tuckerman brought to his service to the poor of Boston was a willingness to listen to and learn from the people he served. In what situations do you feel you are an excellent listener? In what situations might you listen better?

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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