Day 10 #LintonReflections 2016

I need noise.

I’m not a particularly outgoing person, but I need to be around people.

I’m not good at being alone with myself. I am naturally reflective but enjoy contemplation in busy settings or when I’m with others (which ends up coming off like I’m ignoring people or stand-offish).

Lent challenges me to find the courage to embrace solitude, to welcome quietness. It’s also pushing me to think deeply about the reasons I have such difficulty with these things. I don’t have any real thoughts about it right now other than to say I’m starting to appreciate the questions these Lenten reflections are forcing me to ask myself.

One thought on “Day 10 #LintonReflections 2016

  1. Fred Turner says:

    You are not alone, Josh. Describes me to a T, especially as a beginning pastor. I’ve had to push myself to be more outgoing and social. But still I find myself working mostly “from the office.” Yet, when I find myself in a funk of some sort, getting out and about with small groups or visiting sick etc recharges me. So, I ask, why is an introvert a “people person”???


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