Sunday, 30 October 2016
This simple page made me think about being stuck between two cogs. The 'wheels' were from cleaning off a stencil that had been sprayed through, and I liked the imperfect patterns it made, so kept the rest of the background simple.
Sometimes, as a vicar's wife, I find myself caught between two people who should really be speaking to each other. Or often people will ask me to ask my husband something. I direct them to ask him themselves wherever possible. I don't know whether they think that I will have more sway with him, so if their request comes from me it's more likely to have a positive response.
Too often, people will complain about someone to a third party rather than going to the person involved and solving the issue that stands between them. We need to be firm and redirect people when they do this. It isn't always easy, because we don't necessarily immediately see what is happening, but when we do, let's not gossip, but be part of the solution, repairing relationships instead.