There has been such a great inquiry around a newsletter of mine that went out called, ‘What is your life, if not a celebration?’

How can we make such statements when we see destruction happening through our hands?

And what might it mean to embody fullness? What does that look like, feel like? How do we help that process along?

Such tricky, deep questions. Ones that hit our guts and our hearts. And I do not really have an answer…thought some phrases from Scripture really resonate for me–

Love casts out fear. What else can penetrate to the depths of the human psyche in all its twisted and defended ways? What could possibly inspire the human heart to open when it feels closed?

We know that force never works, the door of our heart might be pried open and certain revealings might be stagnently uttered, but it is into the arms of love that what is hidden comes to light.

Another Scripture that speaks to me, especially around the conundrum of us failing to live up to our divine calling—

God will be all in all.
And for me, even better put would be the words of Teilhard de Chardin, ‘At the heart of every human being, lies creation’s dream of a principle that will one day give organic form to its fragmented treasures. God is unity.’

From where I stand, since all is created good, all is moving into the realization of this. At times it seems that there is not good, plainly put but prying open the doors of motive deep within, something under the bad action has a desire for good. Even if it comes out all twisted. I know you may not agree, and really, how could I ask you to agree? I don’t.

It is where I stand and from which I try to live, but each must grapple there way to peace on this one. We are all wrestling like Jacob in the desert…wrestling with angels.


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