Reconnect One: Thanksgiving is coming! Are you ready for table talk?November 19, 2020
Reconnect One, with Carmen LaBerge:
Thanksgiving is coming! This means, turkey, football, and family.
It can also mean drama and arguments and hurt feelings.
Here is an idea: rather than fall into our typical patterns of avoidance or attack, prepare our hearts now for potentially difficult conversations.
What would it look like if you leaned in toward others with empathy?
What might the outcome be if you took the first step in vulnerability with someone you find difficult?
How might the tone of dinner be different if you remain non-defensive even if attacked?
Because as a Christian, you don’t just represent yourself at that Thanksgiving table. You don’t just represent your political party or football team. You are an Ambassador of Jesus Christ.
And you may only get the opportunity to talk with that uncle, niece or in-law once a year: how will you use it to share the beauty and truth of the gospel?