Monday, October 1, 2018

Reflection for the Week - October 1

Feeling lost. Turning to prolonged periods of doubt, suspicion, and fear, instead of engaging with at least interpersonal checks and balances, the other, the natural world, and the biblical text, will have severe drawbacks for gradually regaining a holistic equilibrium. In our context today there is a tremendous need for a greater degree of objectivity in our subjectivity. There has to be someone or something to pry us away from the force of our self-focused monologue and into the challenging adventure of dialogue. We may find this enterprise painful, since we’re so familiar with monologue, but the radically uncomfortable will lead us in the direction of viable possibilities, as we find our way along one step at a time.