I am the Pharisee

The topic of conversation was the process of head-knowledge becoming real at the heart-level. Then she asked me, “How do you know when that change has occurred?”

Unprepared to answer that question, I briefly paused and then gave the first answer that came to mind:

“When I no longer feel the compulsion to preach that particular truth at other people, or to project it like, ‘they need this’.”

I had no idea I was going to say that, but I did, and I needed to hear it.

When it’s real in my heart, what I bring to the conversation is not my point or my argument, but love, empathy, and a truly helpful word.

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