Monday, June 2, 2014

Reflection for the Week–June 2

A dual allegiance to trust and suspicion is a crucial dynamic for moving towards truer selfhood. Yet, the major difficulty is that these essential dimensions of being human are all too often oriented in unhelpful directions. This produces confusion, instead of clarity. When we should be suspicious of ourselves, were not, and when we should trust ourselves, we don’t. Embracing the fallacy of being self-referential selves will not give us much help on this, so we need other informers, including the biblical text and the natural world, to pave the way. Our call to being truer selves is not a monologue, but a dialogical and relational destiny.