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Wholly and Holy Listening

April 29, 2019
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This is what spiritual direction is: wholly, or as Margaret Guenther says, holy listening.

Spiritual mentoring/direction is not a program, or a technique, or a profession. It is an art: the art of listening to others and with others in the presence of Another.

It is a gift from God, for others: a gift of listening.

Like any art it is also a practice, an attitude of the ear, mind, and heart. And so we can learn through practicing the gift.

This is why our Mentoring Community Gathering is not a seminar, a conference, or a workshop. It is a time and place to “gather” our thoughts and questions and learnings together, a time of listening together so we may discern God’s calling for us, and offer this gift to others.

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