Monday, May 18, 2020

Reflection for the Week - May 18

We are now living in a suspicion oriented post-trust culture where institutions, politics, economics, and the church have failed to be trustworthy. Thus, suspicion, and rightly so, takes up a fair amount of space. While this environment is within and upon us, there is nevertheless still the surprising possibility that trust underlies being primates like us. In spite of the meltdown of trusting that which is external, the internal primal reality of trust pervades who we are. I’d wager there is no escape from us being kind of first strike trusting beings and this should open up a vision of new understanding of self, other, world, and God.