Friday, November 09, 2007

Generous hospitality


“ I would not have anyone adopt my mode of living on any account; for, beside that before he has fairly learned it I may found out another for myself, I desire that there may be as many different persons in the world as possible; but I would have each once be very careful to find out and pursue his own way, and not his father’s or his mother’s or his neighbour’s instead.” Thoreau

We are, or should be ever transforming and thus never be too set on our thinking, theology, or our pat answers. If we believe this, we are co-learners with all we meet, exchanging ideas and learning the differences in others to embrace them or allow them to define our particular perspectives. Let me be honest, I love to think I am right especially amongst the fundamentalists! Most of the time we are aggressive towards divergent views because we are doggedly holding on to our worn out perspectives as if they are tablets of stone. Let us rather be generous with our minds and gracious with others.

2 comments:

digitaldion (Dion Forster) said...

As always, challenging, sensitive, and insightful!

Have you ever considered putting these reflections into a little book? Shout if the idea appeals to you, I'll put you in contact with my book guy! This would be great stuff (particularly if you could put a thought per page with the wonderful images that you choose!)

Blessings friend, you've inspired me!

Dion

David said...

The pleasure is mine! Glad you found some inspiration in all this blogging.