Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Living Spiritual Rhythms - August 19

Rigorous self-examination in life is important, but it’s not the end of the story. To be right or wrong; a trusting or suspicious self, has significance in a multiplicity of ways, yet there is more to life than relying on ourselves. Our limits concerning who and what to trust and what and who to be suspicious of are drastically restricted, when we attempt to be self-determining agents. Try as we might, in strength or weakness, we discover that such efforts are unlivable. There is a genuine need for wisdom and discernment beyond the pale of merely self-decision. I’d wager that freedom from being alone in the world is shocking, since it always enlarges our horizons and comes with increasing responsibility for knowing more and living better.