Our lives tend to revolve around our own stories and we tend to make those we encounter characters in that story. Make a conscious effort to meet each person not in your story, but in the present moment. See each person for who they are in that moment and then work from that to see them in their own story, not yours.
The Present Moment
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Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).