This may seem to be a strange follow up to the first two posts in this “What I have learned” series, which were about Ideals and Reality and Knowledge, but this lesson has been every bit as important to my growth as the others (which I found much more naturally inclined to pursue).
I will never be a “touchy-feely” person. I mean that description in all of the best ways. But, it will never be who I am.
There were very few “huggers” in the world I grew up in, although several older female family members were big on hugs. For some reason I was always uncomfortable with even those hugs.
Now, try to imagine my chagrin when the person with whom I was leading during the embryonic days of New Covenant began to greet me each time he walked into my house (or met me anywhere else) with a big hug. He (Jim) was big and tall; I was short. He was more emotive, in addition to being incredibly smart and gifted; I was cool. I wanted to run! (more…)