Genesis 3:1-13, Psalm 32, Philippians 2:3-11, John 3:11, 16-21
Suggested Scripture Readings from Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking. The verses from John are my own supplement.
The observation that rivalry flows from the experience of judgment is presented in its fullness in Brian McLaren's book, We Make the Road by Walking. This book is the conversation partner for this sermon series. McLaren roots the pitfalls of judging and therefore subsequent rivalries and jealousies in misshapen human desires.
I first encountered the phrase Listening Beyond Words in Rabbi David Wolpe's weekly email blast from Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. The full article can be found here: http://www.sinaitemple.org/learning_with_the_rabbis/writings/2012/080112ListeningBeyondWords.pdf