July 13-C, 2022

Virginia Landscape 02 01/21/2012 Oil Paint Rendered — Floyd, Virginia
I know two things about 
That Which Has Always Been Called God
across all time and place,
which I call The Source:

The Source has no favorites,
and has nothing at stake
in any outcome--
has nothing riding on anything.

It is all just fine
exactly as it is,
and it all is on the way
to something else,
and that is fine, as well.

There are no steady states of being.
Everything is in flux,
at some momentary stage
in the process of being
flowing into non-being,
and back into being,
as the tide comes in,
and turns around,
and goes out,
and turns around,
and comes in...

So, take each day as it comes,
doing what needs to be done
in each situation as it arises,
treating everything with the 
degree of seriousness that it deserves,
trusting yourself to the process
of life moving through time and place
with wonder, amazement and awe
beyond measure,
and enjoying the ride,
without expectations,
or opinions,
and arms wide open
to what each day brings!


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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