Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Living Spiritual Rhythms - February 7

While there is a place for suspicion in our lives, it can often dominate and control our engagements with self, other, world, and God. When this happens, suspicion is functioning as a call to itself, and therefore one of the major idols of our times. Yes, I can hear you saying, “But suspicion is what makes it all happen.” Well, we do sometimes assume that suspicion keeps us safe and provides us with a space to dwell, without having to commit or needing to participate in something that might threaten the status quo. Yet, this is far from the truth, since in reality the “beingness” of trust pervades our essence and identity. Trust breaks through the walls of suspicion, which condemn us to be unknown and unloved, and is a revolutionary orientation that marks us out for the economy of gift, where the desire to be known and loved is understood, applauded, and welcomed.