Sunday, February 17, 2008

I love people

Today, as I was at my in-law's motel, scrubbing and painting ... I met the most amazing couple.

They left home in August and have been letting themselves be guided from place to place all this time. They had no plans to come into town to stay, but ended up at the end of the road, just next to the motel. They pulled in to see if that was the place they should be for awhile. They are Unitarians. I'm learning about them. They're learning about me.

They are staying at least a week ... maybe longer. I will get to hear their stories.  They'll decide as they go.

I could get used to this.

7 comments:

Mama Podkayne said...

Ooh. Are they the livelightly tour people? A couple from Des Moines is doing the same thing in a veggie oil RV.

Cammie said...

That is so interesting. I don't think I have the guts to leave everything and see where the wind blows. Can't wait to hear their stories!

Tracy said...

And they aren't doing the skeedaddle? Running from the law? The past?

No, I couldn't do that either.

CC said...

cool!

Terroni said...

Christine, do you read Anne Lamott?

I ask because something about this post (maybe Jesus working with Zen) made me think, "I bet this chick would like Traveling Mercies."

Christine said...

No, I haven't read Anne Lamott. I will certainly look at that book, though.

It's interesting - while I become even more and more passionate about my Jesus, I find that my heart has opened more and more to listening and learning from others (Jesus was definition of a "people person"!). It's amazing how even in disagreeing with someone's beliefs, my own faith is strengthened.

And I make a new friend in the process - someone that can give to me and I to them.

Beautiful.

Terroni said...

Deep cries out to deep, yes?

I was talking to a physician earlier this year and he jokingly said, "I have my recertification exam tomorrow. Pray for me."

I asked, jokingly, "Who should I be praying to on your behalf? Do you have a preference?"

He said, "Just to God. You and I probably don't believe the same, but I think we're both trying to talk to the same God."

I think there may be something to that. Thinking of it that way has put something into perspective for me--given me some common ground with people who believe differently than I do.

I like common ground. It's easier to reach each other there.