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Footprints in the Windsm # 1749–Some will see

Footprints in the Windsm # 1749

Some will just shut off the lights; some will see the stars.


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All steer

We in this age live in more uncertainty than any past age, if only because there are more of us, all trying to steer.

:- Doug.

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When?

When are we?

:- Doug.

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Beyond right things

What for elders lies out beyond doing the right thing for the grandchildren? What if doing the right thing were the bare minimum?

:- Doug.

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Qualitative distinction

The qualitative distinction we as elders notice may go so far as transformation or even metamorphosis.

:- Doug.

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Sharing humanity

Sharing the sacred = sharing the humanity.

:- Doug.

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Something difficult

When you read “Life this” and “the Universe that,” you might substitute “God” if it helps your grasp. For me the danger is a sucking back into my Sunday School thinking rather than propelling forward into the needed challenges to my thought patterns—into a world beyond my control and within my influence, a world demanding of me something difficult.

:- Doug.

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Uncertain grandchildren

The grandchildren are wild
We then are uncertain
Meet wild to wild

:- Doug.

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Truth statements

Instead of trying to persuade folks in the face of intransigent political divisiveness and ideologies we could simply demonstrate a series of truth statements by reasonable people. All will be true but eventually it becomes clear—they conflict! And we start to see not that many views ought to be accepted, but that truth is more nuanced and subtle than they or we would have us believe.

:- Doug.

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Not candy-sweet

The course we need to offer ourselves is far from candy-sweet: it is searing hot, it is kick in your butt, it asks you questions you do not want to be asked.

:- Doug.

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Flowing, bubbling

This notion of tension has me this morning: conversation stretches us. It is a necessary stretching, a pulling us out of our little sphere, a heating us to get work done. So the conversation is a crucible, heat high enough to get us flowing, bubbling.

:- Doug.

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