Anne Hallward in a recent interview for The Sun says, “The Latin root of shame means ‘to cover,’ and we want to hide our face when we feel ashamed. When my patients cover their heads down and avoid eye contact, it tells me what we most need to talk about.”
Reading her interview made me pause to think and later meditate on the following question: What do I most need to talk about? I suspect if I were to poll the Pew readers each answer would be different and significant. For each of us has something eating at one’s gut or needs to be off their chest, and that something is significant and unique. It certainly changes over time.
God gave us prayer to give us the opportunity to talk to God, but how often do we use prayer to discuss “what we most need to talk about?”
I make a long list of resolutions at the beginning of each year. Near the top this year will be resolving to talk to God and whomever else needs to hear “what I most need to talk about.”