I went to a really great event hosted by my church yesterday night called Arts in the City and came across this artist [playing with poet Jake Tucker]: and I really am loving his work… also stumbled across his blog and learned that he was a Regent student and completed his M. Div. In a reflection on his Regent experience, he had these thoughts:
In terms of loving God and others more deeply (perhaps the most important measurement for how well one does anything) I’m concerned that I have not done well. (Lord have Mercy on me!) Right now I feel tired…and broken.
This thought was actually repeated as well by my most closest and dear friend tonight [in yet another devastatingly irritating Internet fritzing Skype conversation that will be continued in person in a mere two weeks!]: as long as our choices are made with a desire to better love GOD and love PEOPLE, they are good choices. These must be the measures by which we live and lead our lives.
I made a big decision this past weekend.
It was necessary, but required courage. I know that it was made with the intention of re-learning who I am and how I can love God and serve others well, and better. May you and I be lead to love deeply, genuinely and generously, from grace-filled hearts. Amen, so be it.