Pastor Ralph Byma
Pursuing Community – Connections that Matter
Today when asked “how are you?”, most people respond with the basic “I’m fine” and leave it at that. How do we move beyond superficiality and connect with others on a deeper level?
Jesus was often surrounded by crowds of people. And wherever there was a crowd, there was a need. Whatever Jesus’ plan was and wherever He was headed He paused and allowed Himself to be interrupted and give the person His undivided attention.
Like Jesus, we need to build connections that care for others by 1) being present- in the moment – give them your attention. 2) listen to them. Listening gives value to others. 3) be willing to respond. One person can’t respond to everybody…but everybody can respond to someone.