"Because conventional thinking serves very often to protect us from the painful job of thinking for ourselves, ruthless honesty is needed when exploring our myths and assumptions about the church. Further- more, many of us have bought deeply into the paradigm and have even gotten our sense of legitimacy from it, so we are personally involved; we might well ﬁnd ourselves getting defensive here." (Alan Hirsch & David Ferguson. "On The Verge") defensive here."
"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)
"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)
It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).