We’ve become good “crisis people”. We’re professionals when it comes to organizing an emergency prayer meeting, setting up a Take Them a Meal, or taking care of kids for a few hours when parents are at their breaking point. But, what about the in-between time? Are we actively listening, learning, and demonstrating compassion to one another without the prompting of a crisis?
All of the fasting and praying leading up to that night was to prepare us to listen to one another in the Spirit, to lower our defenses and hear about somebody else’s experience with no reference to our own! It was to focus our attention outward, away from ourselves, to receive whatever Jesus might have to say.