Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Me too?

CS Lewis wrote of friendship:
 “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one” 
Those moments are great.

Randy Newman in Questioning Evangelism adds:
 "Resisting the 'me, too' response can free you to focus in the feelings behind the words of the other person, keeping attention on them"
Both are good of course and are proverbial wisdom - say me too and don't say me too. Or rather, sometimes instead of saying me too - show your me-too-ness by asking a question that draws someone else out. Still learning the basics and glad of Newman's help.

What about you?

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