Daily Meditation for December 21, 2009

by Kathryn Casper, OSB

Listen to what Margaret Wheatly writes in her book, Turning to One Another: “There is
no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Ask ‘what is possible’, not ‘what is wrong?’ Keep asking. Notice what you are about. Assume that many others share your dreams. Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters …. Be intrigued by the differences you hear. Expect to be surprised. Treasure curiosity more than certainty. Invite in everybody who cares to work on what is possible. Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something. Know that creative solutions come from new connections … Real listening always brings people closer together. Trust that meaningful conversations can change our world. Rely on human goodness. Stay together.” What good advice for these troubled times in our church and in our world.