Ordinary Ways (of Walking with the Young) by David O’Malley
Ordinary Ways (of Walking with the Young)
by David O’Malley
Hidden in the ordinary patterns of each day is a network of life-giving relationships between young people and the adults that care for them. When a parent puts down the paper to talk to their son or daughter new things become possible. When a teacher, after disciplining a difficult pupil, inquires more gently about their home situation, they have moved into a sacred space where lives can be changed.
This book is about those ordinary relationships, those objects of life that become pathways to personal growth and windows of insight. It is a reminder that parents, teachers, and youth workers are on a road that can lead to wisdom. We hope this book will help them to see beyond the immediate and the ordinary, to deeper patterns of mystery and presence.