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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Being Kind in a Cruel World: Ordinary Goodness with Edward Viljoen

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I’ve asked friends why they don’t step boldly in the direction of their dreams. Some say that sometimes it is because they don’t feel competent doing so, and sometimes it is because of a wounding, either long past or recent.

For example:
  • Did somebody once tell you that you were no good, and you’re still trying on that evaluation?
  • Did somebody desert you, and you’re wondering whether that will be the standard for your relationships from now on?
  • Did somebody betray you in love, and you are feeling cautious with your heart?
  • Did a boss fire you and you’re wondering about the future?
  • Did a parent, friend, or loved one speak to you harshly and you still feel the sting of those words?
Or, did you experience something far worse than any of these?

Maybe you did something that you now regret, something that you were not able to set right, that you now wish you did? Risk does not deny that any of these events took place, yet it steps out into life anyway, if not boldly at first, then timidly, but it steps out.

This month we are exploring your innate ability to access and express kindness, goodness, and trust. It is my dream that through our Sunday services you will be reacquainted with just how much courage lives inside your heart.

Warm regards,
Edward Viljoen
Author of Ordinary Goodness

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Edward, I missed werviceclast week and I'm glad I had a chance to hear this.


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