Tag: Adam Mchugh

Surprised By Listening

“The first duty of love is to listen.” ~Paul Tillich The summer between my freshman and sophomore years of college I needed a job to help pay my way through school. A dad of a very close friend of mine offered me a position as a security guard at a local hospital in New Jersey—after…
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Cure Without Care

“Our tendency is to run away from the painful realities or to try to change them as soon as possible. But cure without care makes us into rulers, controllers, manipulators, and prevents a real community from taking shape. Cure without care makes us preoccupied with quick changes, impatient and unwilling to share each other’s burden.…
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Take the Long Way Home (To Be a Better Listener)

Several years ago, when I was in graduate school, a close friend shared very openly and honestly about the relationship she had with her dad growing up, “My dad is my hero. What he did for our family is remarkable.” I wanted to know more, so I asked her just what made him such an…
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