My email signature line has long been:
Be attentive …
Be intelligent …
Be reasonable …
Be responsible …
Be in Love …
For well over a decade, perhaps over two … or three. Those who have received email from me may may have noticed. :-)
When I taught Bishop's School, I attempted to turn that into a prayer with which we began each class.
Let us pray: Guide us, gracious God …
May we be …
Attentive to our experience, to the voices and hearts of those around us;
Intelligent in our interpretation of that to which we have been attentive;
Reasonable in our judgments about what we have understood;
Responsible in our decisions about how we will act on our judgments;
And always open to inner conversion,
to transformation in your truth and your love.
Bill Lewellis, Diocese of Bethlehem, retired
Communication Minister/Editor (1986-2010), Canon Theologian (1998-)
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Be attentive. Be intelligent. Be reasonable. Be responsible.
Be in Love. And, if necessary, change. [Bernard Lonergan]