Recently I have been part of delivering some training for #doyouknowhimtelford? A churches Together initiative of the Telford and surrounding villages and towns mission to help people engage with the Christian faith.

We did a number of creative things ‘out there’ to engage with people but one of the things I heard from a friend of mine was the simple question she asked a number of people. She simply introduced herself and what she was doing part of the outreach and explained that she would like to ask just one question.

What has been the hardest thing you have had to deal with over the past 12 months?

She then listened.

What a beautiful example of being willing and ready to engage with people in a compassionate way and simply offer a listening ear.

What question can you ask people as you begin to engage and help people out of the trauma of the past year?

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