Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today - October 10

Telling one’s own story is insufficient for knowing who one is. One’s own story will surely have little traction if it seeks to be the referent for itself, as self-referring story implodes in discounting the other, and is inevitably unsatisfactory in that it always returns to the same. Only when one places one’s story within the context of God’s story, recounted through the biblical text and the natural world informers, does one begin to discover more about whom one truly is. True knowledge of oneself therefore, is dependent on the God who makes contact and in connecting up one’s own recounting with this Divine storyteller.