Bishop Desmond Tutu reminds, “We can survive suffering, but we can not survive meaninglessness.” On this day, I want to encourage us to mine for meaning. Technically, when we mine we are delving into sources of abundance to extract something of value.
Have you ever thought of yourself as an important natural resource? Often as leaders, parents, partners , caregivers, or practitioners we identify as spokes in a wheel not as catalytic force or presence. Rarely do we see ourselves as precious resource. By default of being the Imago Dei, an embodied representation of the “ultimate” source, we are significant supernatural resource. It’s imperative that we honor this universal truth, “each of us are graciously gifted with uniqueness and purpose. If we fail to live into our purpose and share our respective gift(s) the world is left bankrupt.”
This season of expected pause provides opportunities to “mine for meaning”. There is no wrong way to engage this important work. While spiritual practice ought be daily or consistent exercise. Spiritual nurturing is not always as easily doable or fruitful as we like. Hence, why we are encouraged to take vacation, honor personal sabbath, recreate or engage in personal development. In this new teaching series Rev, Dr. F. Willis Johnson will lead us in identifying faith-rooted ways and means of exploring ourselves with intention, depth, honestly and curiosity. Join us Sundays for RENEW!
Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature. -Romans 12:2 (CEB)