One of the finest gifts that we can offer another is a generous, compassionate space into which they can tell their story.
Perhaps such a space opens up between old friends, catching up after a time apart.
Or maybe it is in the context of a silent retreat, where a director helps a retreatant to deeply perceive the presence of grace and use this perspective to tell again their life’s narrative.
Katie and I were given such a gift recently from the folks at the Notre Dame Alumni Association who run the digital ministries of FaithND when we recorded an episode on their Everyday Holiness podcast diving into our ongoing formation and the creation of Sorin Starts a School. For this generosity, we are immensely grateful.
How we tell our stories matters a great deal for how we live. Let us offer to each other a loving space into which we can tell our stories.