Monday, December 19, 2016

Reflection for the Week - December 19

Being captive to the ideologies of certainty or uncertainty is like being pulled into a vortex that leads nowhere. Certainty aims to insure us that we have it all together and that everything is straight forward, while uncertainty attempts to illustrate that we don’t have anything together and that nothing is clear. We can become so addicted to polarizations, that moving into the middle seems highly unsatisfactory. Letting go of poles may be extremely difficult. Yet, we must be willing to go through the necessary and sometimes painful withdrawal symptoms as we uncover that which leads us astray, deeply entrenched, as it were, in every perspective and dimension of our identities. Release gradually comes from learning to follow in the footsteps of Christ, which is not least to begin to discover the false ideological trends and currents in our lives, and in so doing, to open us up to the possibility of a refigured destiny, culminating in transformation.