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Something in us yearns to connect with other human beings.   Peter Gabriel expresses it well in this song, “Come Talk to Me.” He wrote it at a time when he was struggling to connect with his daughter. I love three things about Gabriel: his lyrics are profound, his music intricate, and he …
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes
Something in us yearns to connect with other human beings.
 
Peter Gabriel expresses it well in this song, “Come Talk to Me.” He wrote it at a time when he was struggling to connect with his daughter. I love three things about Gabriel: his lyrics are profound, his music intricate, and he tries to tell stories as he performs. Check out the video and see if you don’t agree.
 
We all share this yearning – we were made to touch one another at a deep level and to do so regularly. Daily even. Yet for those of us in the west, this innate need is largely unfulfilled. It’s no way to live. We need to listen to our souls and find places of connection.
 
Do you daily connect with people at deep level? How can we better connect? Your comments on this blog are a small way that we build connections.

Comments (5)

  • Great song.. great challenge.. My first impression of you was how you quickly moved the conversation to a kingdom perspective.. We would love to have you come and speak to the church in the near future.. let me know your availabllity…

  • wow seth, that is powerful. i love that its this desire to HEAR what the other person has to say, not a desire to be heard himself.

  • Love this song… and boy, does it ever make sense knowing he wrote it about trying to connect with a daughter!

    Seems hard to connect on a soul level every day in this society – so much time is spent on less important, surface stuff… yet many people are just aching for someone to listen to them. Funny how blogs and facebook and some of the things we share here end up being where we put our most vulnerable selves out for all to see. (not everyone does that, of course – depends on the user, but I know I often do) … it’s been a great starting place for many friendships…

  • Great song and makes me think about how many people feel isolation with their issues and memories. I challenge everyone to reach out to another and just listen. As each one of us shows our own vunerability to others, we give them a safe place to share.

    When we listen and open ourselves up, then we create yet another community and come closer to the kingdom.

    Do not turn your hearts away from those who need you….at some point in time you will need them.

    Humble thoughts…blessings to all.

  • You know traveling on the World Race this year has caused me to connect in ways I normally wouldn’t. In the past I have shunned things like Facebook and blogs but I know the power of them now. I still desire a face to face sit down above all else but there are many other forms we can us to express ourselves. Thanks Seth for being so dedicated to blogging and expressing your soul instead of propaganda.

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I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



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