the art of presence

      When somebody comes to solve your problems and repair your brokenness, you feel like his project. When he simply comes, you feel like his friend.

“We have a tendency, especially in an achievement-oriented culture, to want to solve problems and repair brokenness — to propose, plan, fix, interpret, explain and solve. But what seems to be needed here is the art of presence. . . .” David Brooks

“[C]ompassion, kindness, humility. . . .” Colossians 3:12