Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
We all are a part of New Creation unfolding and we have been invited to join in. But too often we are completely consumed with the projects that have been given some life by the culture we live in. Projects that do more to serve the survival of a system that most often never even begins to understand the project of New Creation. These projects do more to oppose it then advance it. Often times their very nature is the very opposite of the nature of New Creation. Nasty means will never lead to good ends. And the nature of New Creation looks too weak in the realm dominated by nasty means, and that leaves the masses rejecting it....even the part of the masses that says it's the mouth piece for New Creation. That mouthpiece usually can be found acting out in even more arrogant and aggressive ways than the dominant culture.
Going deeper has never been easy. Stepping out of the masses can be costly. It certainly opens you up to being misunderstood. It even might get you accused of not caring...of being passive.
Going deeper has nothing to do with not caring or being passive. It's actually an expression of caring more deeply than you ever had before while caught up in the projects of the out of sync systems and the troubling adventure of justifying nasty means for some good ends you might have been convinced of. This new path will most likely leave people thinking you have checked out because they can't possibly see how your new way of being in the world could change the world. And the accusations and misunderstandings are okay. It should be expected. When you step into the project of New Creation you will receive a new way of seeing.....it all looks so different from here.
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Pascal said that it was important for us to always keep something beautiful in our mind. He said that a long time ago in a time I would assume was far less visually aggressive with things that aren't beautiful, as are the times we live. Try to not allow the soul diminishing out of sync stuff to come on top of you today.....everyday. Always keep something beautiful in your mind. Visit such things often and slow down enough so you don't pass by them having missed them all together. I'm crazy enough to even suggest that it might even be wise to spend more time caught up in the BEAUTIFUL and the mysterious and healing creation that surrounds us than the time we have to spend in the oftentimes brutal realm of necessity we all must engage in.