Trust, Not Certitude

12-12-2013 3-08-11 PM

“Of course when there is loss, it is right to grieve and not to pretend otherwise. Insecurity makes certitude attractive, and it is in times like these that I want to harness God to my preferred scheme of things, for it is risky to be so vulnerable. Yet it is this vulnerability that asks for trust and hope in God’s plans, not mine. So I try to learn each time that I am called upon to move forward to hand over the past freely, putting it behind me, and moving
on with hands open and ready for the new.” 

-Esther de Waal
To Pause at the Threshold: Reflections on Living on the Border

 

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Impression, Sunrise: Claude Monet 1872

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About David Morrison

I've lived here at the community with my wife, Marsha, and daughter, Anna, since its founding in 2003. I serve as spiritual director, lawn keeper, and jokester. I'm part leprechaun as well.

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