Thich Nhat Hanh offers us much wisdom–some of it more comfortable to try on than others. One of his more challenging seems to be when he reminds us that ‘in true dialogue both sides are willing to change.’ As often the case, there is a troublesome key word here. This one is probably ‘willingness.’ Sounds a little scary, doesn’t it? Who knows where ‘willingness’ will take us. In this case it might hint things could go wholly ‘my way’ but they just might go entirely ‘yours.’ What then? Just what seems fear’s agenda this time?
Truth is, it’s easy to forget that our differences can actually make us richer – all of us. And it can happen when we ease up a little on our fixation that ‘sides’ focus us so much that we miss the point that we all grow best listening with one
And while we’re imagining, hope to see you at church on Sunday at 10:00. It’s our July close of ‘Beatles, Bible, Buddha, and Beyond’. ‘Imagine’ what one of the songs will be. And while you’re imagining, listen for the ‘Blackbird’ that just might fly by, too!!
Prior to Sunday, I’ll just bet you have Saturday plans doing errands or tidying up around the house–maybe time with friends. And The Church Within has just the thing for you to do as the afternoon turns into evening. From 6:00 to 7:00, Saturday, Darren Chittick will be marking an item off his Bucket List. He’s always wanted to ‘do a concert’. Joined with Rhonda Collins Jourdan and Donnie Jourdan, Rev. Darren will be singing some songs he’s just waiting to share with you at this, his birthday time. $10 or whatever you can pay is the ticket. As the old saying goes, ‘A Good Time Will Be Had By All!’
Blessing and Peace–only love,
PS. Sunday, August 5, is a cookout after church. So bring along a side dish to share. Hotdog and hamburger sandwiches will be furnished.
Of course, there is soup every other Sunday!