Anything that takes the present moment
away from us
is evil.

Anything that brings the present moment
vibrantly alive to us
is good.

Anything can take the present moment
away from us.
Anything can bring the present moment
vibrantly alive to us.
Anything can be evil.
Anything can be good.

The present moment
is all there is.
What we do here and now
or strongly influences,
what happens next.

Good and evil depend on us
and how we live in each moment
that is present,
here and now,
throughout our life.

The quality of our relationship
with the present moment
is the only thing that matters.

Our relationship with this here, this now,
is the turning point,
the fulcrum,
the place of greatest leverage,
shifting us,
positioning us,
into the center of The Way--
carrying us into the current of the flow
of time and place--
opening us to what the situation
is calling for,
and enabling us to be the pivot
between what has been
and what will be.

Our mission is to integrate the opposites.
To assimilate the polarities.
To harmonize the world.

We are the Third Way
between mutually exclusive contradictions.
How well we serve our mission
depends upon the quality
of our relationship
with the present moment.

The more we have at stake
in the present moment,
the less responsive we can be
to what is called for in it,
and the more invested we will be
in serving a particular outcome--
the one which favors our interests--
at the expense of all others.

And that is where 
The Church of What's Happening Now
comes into play.
The Church of What's Happening Now
brings us to life in the life we are living
by focusing us on this moment right now,
and calling us,
enabling us,
to see what we look at,
hear what is being said,
know what's what
and what is being called for,
and how we might respond to that
with the gifts/genius/daemon/virtues
that come with us from the womb
in doing what needs to be done
no matter what
all our life long.

Spending the right kind of time
with the Church of What's Happening Now
will be time well spent.

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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