Thursday, June 7, 2012

The ZigZag Café - June 7

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue. I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

The legalist mantra runs deep. When this happens, doing and more doing to validate who one is becomes difficult to dismiss. What might be a fitting response to someone caught in this scenario?


Sisyphos said...

Why do I follow rules?
likely response: because they serve a higher purpose. What is the higher purpose? As soon as one has subordinated several rules to a higher purpose and has put them into the perspective of the higher purpose one can detach oneself more from those rules and apply them when necessary.
It sounds a bit superficial. Real life cases are much often much more complex because they are interwoven with one's identity.

Greg said...

Thanks. Legal mandates tend to want to simplify life, but as you rightly point out, things are more complex than this.

The Walk said...

I think the key is love. Surprise the person with love, and then love them again. Be a person who it is safe to be weak around, a person it is safe to be vulnerable around. Show by example how to laugh at yourself, and embrace the amazing grace of God. Oh, and watch Rich Mullins.

Greg said...

The Walk,
Thanks for these helpful insights.