What We Most Need To Talk About

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.”

Anne Hallward of Safe Space Radio. Photography by Molly Haley, mollyhaley.com


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.”

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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