In Herman Melville’s Moby Dick a sentence reads, “To insure the greatest efficiency in the dart, the harpooners of this world must start to their feet out of idleness, and not out of toil.”
Rarely do we describe our spiritual lives as learning to be idle with God. We talk a lot about service, giving of ourselves, being busy for God. In all this the Christian life can feel more like toil than freedom. And yet, we cannot give what we have not received. This is the art of spiritual direction: learning to receive the grace of God so that you may offer it to others.
What might it mean for you this week to unlearn some of your busy habits? When we learn to do this we open ourselves to life-giving relationships with God, ourselves, and others.
with Pastor Travis
Wednesdays 1-3 pm or by appointment.