Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Living Spiritual Rhythms - January 16

Control issues, manipulation, and insecurity will inevitably be relationally destructive to self and other, whereas the dynamic trio of faith, hope, and love connected to the Revealing One brings about a dislocation from the familiar modes we tend to live in, and a reconstitution of deep relational chaos and desolation. When we are disrupted, this results in shock therapy that can lead us in the direction of taking the risk of seeing anew, beyond the confines of a visible field of perception. As the economy of gift (grace) over that of exchange (if you give to me, I’ll give to you) comes into focus, it will open up horizons for an encounter with the Divine, which in turn will transform the relationality of selves and others.


carter said...

This reminds me much of "The Moviegoer" by Walker Percy. Percy refers to 'zone crossing' in which something forces one out of the usual rut or zone, and the new route this requires for travel through life is a zone crossing. The problem is that if the new route becomes a rut, it is no longer the startling zone crossing but its own zone, thus requiring a new shock. Thanks for the thoughtfulness.

Greg said...

Thanks for referring to this Percy book. I like the notion of "zone crossing."