Being There

Quote from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby overheard in a podcast:

“You don’t think about what the right thing to do is. You think about being alongside someone where everything is not right.”

A good reminder for me that it is easy to get so focused on doing the “right thing” that Ifail to do anything, and that the right thing starts with “being there” alongside, in whatever form that may take.

If you have time, I recommend you listen to the whole conversation between Welby and Kate Bowler — an hour, but an hour well spent. I get a kick out of interviews (conversations, really) in which it is difficult to tell who is interviewing whom. This is clearly one of those.

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