Jun 28, 2018
This episode is centered on just some kids, their lives, times, struggles, creations and significant influences on the world. Rev. Gibson (struggling thru a summer head cold) discusses her theological connectivity of a young King David, Jesus, his disciples, and punk-poet Patti Smith. All these luminaries found themselves (voluntarily and involuntarily) in a new world of suffering, pain, fear, and violence and on their journey, they all endured and eventually created something important, transformative and beautiful out of the mess all around them. On a boat tossing and turning in a storm Jesus saved his friends and questioned them, "Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?". With what all that these young Disciples had seen how did they not have the conviction to be brave in the storm and trust Jesus and their divine mission? Why did wanna be artist, poet, and musician Patti Smith know that to follow her dream she had to courageously leave the comfort of her small hometown and stick with her plan in the big, scary, dangerous, and gritty city of New York City in 1967? These stories and lessons remind us to look at our desires, values, faith, grit, and convictions needed to propel us forward to follow the unseen path that God has set out for us. It's said that God acts in the chaos and his plans for us is one of slow change. If this is the case, for us to be one of his collaborators we must be patient, open to opportunity, trusting, committed and have a willingness to get our hands deep, down and dirty in the mess and chaos.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - Trust In The Slow Work of God
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