Okay, it’s time for a little confession. Over the last few workdays I have found myself in situations where I have been on conference calls but entirely focused on my other work. The worst part is sometimes I have been leading the call. This has led to some large silences and awkward pauses. I have been thinking about these moments and realized that although the work I have to do is important, there is an element of disrespect in these situations, even though sometimes my focus on other things could possibly have been justified. Anyway, Itfelt like a great time to remind myself, and you, that all of our interactions with others are extremely valuable. Make sure you are present with the people that you are interacting with today and put their thoughts and needs right up there with your own, maybe even in front?
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. (John 15:12 NIV)