Posts Tagged ‘effective action’

Mistakes have been made

August 17, 2015

What do we do when a mistake has been made?  Do we talk about our intentions?  Do we apologize?  Do we say “I’m sorry”?

It is important how we talk about our mistakes.  It is important that we frame our conversation in a way that the wronged person has every chance to be heard.  One of the things that is most difficult to say is “I made a mistake”.  It is hard to be accountable.  The quest for accountability, however, is freeing for both parties.

Letter to Jesus

January 25, 2015

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help us to understand
Help us to honor our personal experiences with you
Help us to honor all personal experience
Help us to understand the place of dogma.

Guide us to deeper understanding of difference
Guide us to deeper understanding of sameness
Guide us to deeper understanding of ministry
Guide us to deeper understanding of justice and fairness.

Be with us now as we suffer
Be with us now as we rejoice
Be with us now as we pray
Be with us now as we “be”.

Fear into Prayer

January 2, 2015

How many times are we faced with a situation that seems so overwhelming that all we have to offer is fear?  Perhaps a friend is making decisions that seem strange or unfamiliar to us.  Or perhaps there is illness in our family.  Any of life’s situations can bring us into this overwhelming state of fear.

The challenge is to sit with the fear, accept it, let it overwhelm you, but without immediate action.  My guess is that the fear will turn into prayer for the person or situation.

The calm of prayer will replace the anxiety of the fear.

Truly the Truth

September 25, 2014

I have given up.

They will never see the truth.

Can you see the truth?

Can you see the truth if you don’t live the truth?

You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

What does that really mean?

The Great Wash

August 13, 2014

As we sit with the absurdities around us we must let them wash over us.  Anything less creates stress and blockage.  If we are to have soaring spirits we must be quiet and listen.  Eventually we can get to a place where things can wash over.  I know at times it seems like the wave of a tsunami, but it will still wash over if we are quiet and still.  It does take practice.

This does not mean that we do not take action.  When we are called to action, however, we will be effective, clear, and forthright.

Sitting still is where we find true power.