Last week there was a regional gathering of Disciple Making Movement practitioners. We started in the morning with some coaching (and doughnuts), and then in the afternoon we went for a prayer walk. That was my highlight.
I (John) paired up with a natural gatherer/connector. You know the type. They effortlessly talk to people and make them feel comfortable, willing to open up. So, we started walking, and I started praying, and then my partner stopped and said “Hi” to a person. Honestly, it threw me off. We were supposed to be praying and here he was talking to someone.
Well, the someone turned out to be a young Hindu guy who was getting his house ready for his priest’s visit. He shared with us that the priest was coming all the way from India to visit his devotees. He shared that when you love something you put it at the center of your life and do whatever you can to be like the thing you love. That’s how he felt about his priest. At that moment I felt humbled and envious. Humbled at his devotion. Envious that I, and other Christians, might be so committed to Jesus. Certainly, it was a good reminder to not just walk and pray, but also listen when prayer walking.
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