my mind spinning this morning on our nostalgic hold on the idea of
family, and how the reconstruction of this concept has been a little
threatening to some. It made me think about the way we idealize our
collective past: "the good ol' days". How much of this nostalgia seems
to me to be rooted in our desire for security. So then, I wondered,
what if we could be bold enough to loosen our grip on our need for
security? What if we gave up our right to demand security?
then, we'd have to really trust God, wouldn't we?
thing is, the God I know is far more capable of keeping us safe and
secure than we could ever do for ourselves.
So then, I asked myself, What would it look like if I put aside
my attempts at maintaining my comfort, my security, my safety? What if I
instead used that time, energy and resources, to engage the world
What do you imagine would happen in our world if we dared to live
(How's that for end-of-finals-week delirium?)