This included deaths and other family challenges. He said that it was hard.
I listened and he continued talking and sharing. I recognised that I was talking with a very good man and I told him so.
Eventually, we spoke about prayer and God’s love.
I went away feeling blessed.
This conversation started with me asking how he was and he told me.
How often are we in a hurry and miss beautiful encounters?
So often we are time poor and it affects our quality of life.
I lead a busy life with many responsibilities. I know that there are times when I need to multi-task otherwise I will let people down.
However, I also need to continue finding a balance and slow down at times.
I need to often remind myself to stop. I decided to stop and genuinely ask how my shopkeeper was. It was mutually enriching.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop of Darwin & NT