So often, people assume the way they learn, or what they find of benefit is the same for everyone else, when Learning Styles research shows this clearly is not the case, which you clearly recognise.
For example, when analysed, many disagreements aren’t about the matter under discussion, but ‘head’ vs ‘heart’, or another way, as Isaiah Berlin put it, ‘Hedgehogs’ or ‘Foxes’. ‘Broad Brush’ vs. the ‘Pedant’.
Sadly, as you point out, the ‘heart’ approach can lack doctrine, but at the same time, doctrine can so often lack any heart…
To me, you always exemplify what I would expect from a good spiritual director. It’s not ‘therapeutic’, but takes the best of what’s out there regarding understanding people, and so can apply the correct spiritual advice to nurture individual spiritual needs and so encourage flourishing.
Thanks Paul… always appreciate your insights.
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