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May 26, 2016

Hide and seek with God is a natural process of creation and mutuality. – Reverend Beverly Gibson

Hide and seek is familiar to all of us, a fond memory developed from peek-a-boo. While a childhood game, it also is a process through which we come to know God. In this week's episode, Dean Gibson and Johnny discuss how we metaphorically play hide and seek with God, who also plays hide and seek with us. God’s plan and promise is creative; it is an ever-changing cycle of ebb and flow. Hiding doesn't have to be seen a negative. It's a cyclic process that provides an opportunity to properly plan, grow and reinvent, as individuals and communities. Lastly, the concept of patiently waiting is discussed as the key to the process of gestation and the emergence of ideas and identity.

Readings:

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Romans 5:1-5
John 16:12-15


In this episode:

> David Whyte, poet, and consultant, how hiding can be a positive and create a sense of self-protection
> Beverly describes a positive example of “hiding” with a Star Wars reference, Padawan period of training
> Trinity – three in one; Holy Spirit as advocate
> Johnny’s idea of “Trinity for Dummies.”
> Cyclic process of renewal; Opportunities to reinvent
> Why Johnny loves Jujitsu and what he learned from flailing on the floor
> Rilke – Letters to a Poet – everything is gestation; patience is everything.
> In teaching and learning, participation is key.
> Hide and seek should be playful, joyful. Play is the best way to learn.
> Relationship with God is joyful, be patient. Allow it to gestate, grow and then emerge.

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