In "Sing to the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
Read or tell the story to the group.
After the story, invite the group to be silent for a moment to think about the story.
Then, ask participants to recap the story in their own words. What they recall indicates what they found most meaningful or memorable.
Say something like:
One of the most valuable things we can learn as human beings and as Unitarian Universalists is the desire and readiness to help others. But it's important that we listen carefully to learn what the people we want to help really need and want, and how we can help them reach their own goals. It's much easier to think we know what someone else needs, and just do it and expect them to be grateful. But really being of service in the world starts with listening, so we can move into partnership relationships with the people we hope to help.
Lead a discussion using these questions:
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
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