The Wisdom in Not Knowing, May 10, 2020

 Just before he died, Jesus told his disciples, “You know the way to the place where I am going.” The disciple Thomas, whom I think spoke for many of us, replied: “No we don’t. We don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Good question!

          Last Sunday we discussed the three phases of any creative/transformative process—orientation/disorientation/reorientation—and how uncomfortable the middle (disorientation) phase is. This middle phase puts us squarely in Thomas’ shoes—not knowing where we are going, much less the way to get there. To admit not knowing—what an act of courage! If he had acted like he knew the answer, we would have missed the Wisdom revealed in this passage. This Sunday we will explore the Wisdom revealed by Thomas’ courageous act of not knowing and how that Wisdom can help us navigate the middle passage in which we, and the whole world, find ourselves. I hope you will join us! If you have not pre-registered to attend the service, see the details regarding that above.

     I want to point out a couple of exciting upcoming events in the life of our congregation:

  • Conscious Conversations, Monday, May 11th from 7 pm. to 9 pm online via Zoom. The topic will be how the world pandemic has affected you. What has it revealed about yourself and your world? The Conversation will be facilitated by Joni Lorraine and Jon Flemming. Pre-registration is required. Details can be found below.
  • Islam Presentation, Sunday morning, May 17th. As you read above, the seminary professor who taught my comparative religion class will address your questions regarding Islam. Please see the notice above and send me your questions! 

        I really look forward to us being together at the same time on Sunday mornings. Please take the time before our service to create a sacred space around where you will be participating in the service. Also, before the service, call to mind: What are you seeking? I love seeing your “chats” as they pop up and knowing you are with us.

Many blessings to all of you and see you Sunday! Love, Linda