"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).

Friday, March 17, 2017

We'll Not Find God When We Move Either

" I am challenged in this regard by a fellow resident of Indiana, essayist Scott Russell Sanders, to take more seriously the merit of "staying put." Our unsettled way of life detracks from our ability to honor any place. If we do not learn how to detect God standing still, we'll not find God when we're moving around either.
Thus one of the three central Benedictine vows is stability, the promise to remain committed to a single place and its community for the rest of one's life, trusting that God will speak and convert even - and perhaps especially - when the place no longer easily entertains. Once I was struggling in my work as a pastor and felt tempted to find easier work without the complications of congregational life. Henry Newman encourage me to stay instead and, it his words go deeper.

(Arthur Paul Boers. The Way is Made by Walking:A Pilgrimage Along The Camino de Santiago)

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