I know this space has been quiet of late. I apologize. I don't know how people do it. Honest to goodness, I just don't. I feel like I am always working from a deficit. Too little time. And so emails go unanswered and blog posts are left unwritten. How does one balance life and work and friends and the pursuits of the soul with just getting the damn grocery list written? Perhaps one day I'll figure it out, but for the moment I'm doing my best to just feel like some of it is getting done. Not enough. Right now, not nearly enough. But I'm finding life has a way of unfolding as it needs to.
So in the absence of my own words, let me share someone else's.
David Brooks wrote a really lovely article for The New York Times entitled the Moral Bucket List. And it is remarkable.
"...all the people I’ve ever deeply admired are profoundly honest about their own weaknesses. They have identified their core sin..."
I have certainly found in my own life, and witnessed in others, that there is a moment the ground shifts beneath our feet. And everything we thought we once knew turns on its head. And this is an invitation. A terrifying one, for sure. But an invitation nonetheless.
"As Paul Tillich put it, suffering introduces you to yourself and reminds you that you are not the person you thought you were."
Read the full article here. And seriously, read the whole article.
More this week, that I do promise...