May 01, 2023 – B

Long Desert Highway Series from Mexican Hat to Monument Valley –The Forrest Gump Highway–Arizona
What's it mean?
What's it matter?
Who's to say?
How do they know?

It comes down to us and this moment,

Are we going to rise to the occasion, or not?
Are we going to step into this moment
and do right by it, or not?

Why? does not matter.
Of all the things that do not matter,
Why? is at the top of the list.

We can have the worst motive in the world
for doing right by this moment,
and what matters is doing right by this moment,
and all the moments following this one.

Do that and let Why? go.

When the baby needs to be fed,
feed the baby!

It doesn't matter Why?

Trust things to work out on their own,
without anybody in charge,

"Eat when hungry,
rest when tired."

When it is time for lunch,
do lunch.
Do not wander around in Why?
Just do lunch.

Here we are.
Now what?
What is called for here/now?
Do that.
It will lead to the next thing.
Do that.

If you don't now what is called for,
It will become clear with time.
Do it.
Where, when and how.
Don't worry about Why?

Why? Disrupts the flow.
Why ask Why?
What? is the question.
What needs to be done here/now?

Get that right every time,
and that's it.
No one could do more.

What's up?
Do it.
Where, when and how
it needs to be done.

That's all there is to it.


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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