November 20-B, 2022

Low Tide 10 09/25/2012 Oil Paint Rendered –Deer Isle-Sedgwick Brdge over Eggemoggin Reach, Deer Isle, Maine
must be balanced with
allowing Doing to flow naturally
in response to what is called for
in each situation as it arises.

This means 
No Agendas/Plans/Schemes/Plots,
No Contriving/Arranging/Engineering/Orchestrating
No Imposing/Forcing/Compelling/Coercing...

You see how 
this turns upside down,
inside out,
the foundational assumptions of the culture,
of the world.

And you see how
the way that cannot be discerned
as the way,
and is thus
the only reliable way,
has no chance whatsoever
of being recognized and revered
with fealty,
liege loyalty
and filial devotion
by anyone
in the times 
that are upon us.

That means we can't care
what our chances are
as we see what we look at
and do what needs to be done about it,
moment by moment,
situation by situation,
no matter what,
all our life long.


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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