August 02-C, 2022

Moonrise at the Mittens 09/25/2007 Oil Paint Rendered — Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona
We find our way,
not by serving/doing/seeking what we want,
but opening ourselves to what needs us to do it--
to what needs us in particular to do it.
And discover, thereby, 
that what needs our peculiar blend
of gifts/shtick/knacks/interests/loves/daemon/etc.
is precisely what we need most to bring forth,
exhibit/express/incarnate/make known.

We discover who we are
and what we are capable of
by experiencing in ourselves
what is called forth/elicited/evoked
in doing what needs to be done,
and needs us to do it,
when, where, how it needs to be done,
in each situation as arises,
no matter what,
all our life long.

I say this all the time
because it cannot be said too often.

And you are still being led around 
by your wants
and have yet to discover/explore/experience
your original nature
and your innate virtues
that the world is dying for,
thinking "These things mean
nothing to me.
I'm after fortune and glory!" 


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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