I misread a notice for jury duty recently and saw instructions on “where to rapport” instead of “where to report.”
We “report” to countless offices: the principal’s office, the boss’ office, etc. Where we “rapport” is different.
Rapport isn’t even a verb, although we make “adult” a verb, so why not? We certainly spend a lot of time building rapport with people – sharing interests, creating bonds, generating harmony. Rapporting is active work.
I will not be rapporting to jury duty in Illinois because I no longer live there. But I’ve been rapporting quite a bit over the past two weeks.
Lent is a good time to process where we have worked hard to (build) rapport.
- Are we trying to please people we don’t need to please?
- Are we making even nominal efforts to please God?
- Are we spending our time in life-giving pursuits?
Where are we rapporting these days? Have a happy Thursday.
Image of a lovely spot where I recently rapported.