September 06-C, 2022

Geese on the Wing 11/04/1999 — Down East North Carolina
It is all in how we react/respond 
to what happens
that tells the tale--
the tale we are here to tell
by the way we live our life,
which comes down to what we do about
each situation as it arises
all our life long.

We do not know what to do.
We do not live out of our head,
knowing and doing what should be done.

Forget what should be done!
What is called for?
What is necessary?
What is needed?

We cannot think our way there,
to the right answers to these questions.

We have to live our way there,
and we do not live out of our head,
but out of our heart.
Out of our stomach.
Out of our body.
We feel our way to what needs to be done.
We know what that is in our bones,
in our whole being,
the way we know if the coffee
is worth drinking,
or if this is the best ice cream
we have ever had.

We know all of the things that matter
without thinking about them at all.

Live to know what you know
and to do what needs to be done about it.
That is the way that is the way--
the way that tells the tale.


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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