Monks and Dolls
I'd like to read Punk Monk and listen to Goo Goo Dolls - Let Love In.
Also curious about Hans Boersma's book "Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross" - but alas, I don't have time for all the reading and listening I want to be doing....
Where is the map for: holding onto and loving my family; walking prayerfully amidst a new forest mountain monastic community; drilling new wells of personal and intentional academic study; going on pilgrimage globally to fully uncover what it means to discover, develop and deploy 10, 000 master cadets of the kingdom of heaven; becoming a "poor in spirit" business leader in the process!?
Sometimes I feel like Neo coming out of the Matrix for the first time overhearing Cypher saying, "He's gonna pop!" just moments before I completely lose my equilibrium. One thing is for sure, it is refreshing to be on the fresh and sacred grounds of faith.
From Thomas Merton: "Thoughts in Solitude"
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not meean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
I'm just so glad there is One who knows me! Because there are many who don't know the One no matter how great their exploits seem to be on behalf of the laughing One enthroned in heaven.