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“Willingness to be Bored”
“The secret of his success, it was said, was his willingness to be bored.” – Barbara Tuchmann (“The Zimmermann Telegram”) describing von Bernstorff, the German ambassador to America during WWI Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to … Continue reading
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So Who’s at the Next Table, Anyway?
I’m thankful for my two “restaurant experiences”, one sad, one humourous. In one, I heard that which shouldn’t have been said anywhere. In the other, the words were harmless. Both cases reminded me of the need to give consideration to the question: “Who might be listening?” Ultimately, both cases reminded me of the importance of considering the One who is always listening.
Posted in A Proverb for Today Tagged accent, conversation, listening, Proverbs, restaurant experiences, seminary students, slander, speech 2 Comments