Woman at the Well

To be known is to be loved and to be loved is to be known. Love is in the knowing, and to know someone, be interested in an -other, is to love. So, how does one claim to love the poor, the marginalized, the leper of one’s community, if that same one does not know one? How can I say, ‘I love you,’ if I do not enter the sacred space of your being to regard who you are as important to know?  And so, my God does just that: enters my space, my being, in my form to know me. And, this God still loves me. Known. Loved.

By Nicole

Nicole Oliver Snyder’s expertise lies in the areas of leadership, gender issues, and mindfulness practice as it affects both. Leadership, particularly in an urban setting, requires community-relations skills, and an ability to clearly convey justice issues as they relate to felt, spiritual ones. Dr. Snyder is author of Leading Together: Mindfulness and the Gender Neutral Zone, and specializes in teaching mindfulness leadership development, formative spirituality, counseling, and Old Testament theology (emphasis on justice issues). She has a diverse background in international community-relations work combined with volunteer work in multi-ethnic communities, and with local institutions. She is an ordained Clergy; holds a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, w/Education Certificate, an MA-Counseling, MDiv Equiv., holds a Doctor of Ministry and Advanced Certification in Formative Spiritual Direction, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MI).