Your Pain is Welcome Here: We’ll have Wine and #kitchentherapy

Apr 4

“There’s this moment at the end of every mission trip where the team gathers to talk about the next—what’s next for the people they’ve served, what’s next for the ministry work being done, what’s next for them as they return to the creature comforts of a country that moves far more quickly than the place they’ve been. The question always comes up, ‘How do we share the story?’ And the response is always the same. ‘Keep it short and simple, and don’t be dismayed if the very ones who ask you to tell them about your trip then wander away or change the subject.’

“Then someone will ask, ‘Why don’t folks want to hear the stories?’

“And as of late, my answer is this:

“’I think it’s because we don’t know what to do with pain.’”

I wrote those words what seems like a lifetime…

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