Friday, December 23, 2005

Dialogue (Part 10 of 10)

Dialogue is honest, open and respectful conversation between two or more persons. It is talk with an other listening. It is talk that listens to others.

Dialogue is the culmination and conclusion of trustworthy talk. It is the talk of those who have such confidence in the trustworthiness of others that they can share themselves freely. It is the talk of those who, in the communion and conversation with others, are growing to become mature and responsible.

This is the kind of talk that everyone desires. Those in dialogue are open to others and find joy and fulfillment in a community based on fellowship and love.

Dialogue is Jesus telling his disciples that those who abide in His love will not be called God?s slaves, but will be named among His friends. (Jn. 15)

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