Much of my day is spent speaking about God.  It’s what I do, it’s a large part of my job.  I speak to children, to teens and to adults.  I speak to individuals and I speak to groups.

And, once in a while, I hear my words and think, ‘I really need to listen to this!’  I don’t mean to imply that I tell others what to do and then go off and do whatever I want to, that’s not it.  It’s more like, I spend a lot of time and energy speaking of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness and then at the end of the day, I ‘beat myself up’ for my slip-ups.

The same applies to my reading.  I will find a real gem and think, ‘Oh, I need this for this talk, or for this project, or this person,’  – how about, ‘Oh, I need this for me!’

And so that leads me to the question….am I a bowl or a sieve?  Do I let the wisdom pass through me or take up residence there?  How different would it be if I filled my bowl and then overflowed onto and into my work?

Today I will reflect on that question…..and then take a good long look at my ‘bowl’ to make sure that it is empty enough to receive…..hmmmm….another topic for another day!