Who are you becoming? That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. By outward metrics, everything appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.” It wasn’t the response he expected, but it continues to be the answer he needs.
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Only when your inner state has conditions conducive for gardening will your exterior experience produce the flowers you long to behold.
If the vase is empty, you may want to start tilling the soil in your chest.
We are all in the School of Love.
For our friends that have forgotten this or have never been told about this wonder of wonders, our job is to gently remind them, enroll them, or invite them. And when we forget, may we have the gift of friends that gently remind, enroll, and invite us back as well.
There’s no pass or fail here. Anything that feels like failure is simply a comma into a new beginning.
We need you in this eternal classroom that flows over a never-ending riverbed of peace, patience, kindness, perseverance, and hope.
It’s among us.
It’s at hand.
If the voice of one of us missing, that’s one too many.