Sabbatical Learnings: Solitude and Community

Over sabbatical, I pondered the fact that if we spent our lives in absolute solitude listening to Jesus, we could never take in all the richness of His wisdom and presence. Just as it has been penned that all that which Jesus did on earth has not all been written down, we could not comprehendContinue reading “Sabbatical Learnings: Solitude and Community”

Don’t Over Analyze Yourself

A good reminder for me as I seek to transition healthily into my sabbatical… It’s all about my focus… “Know yourself” is good advice. But to know ourselves doesn’t mean to analyze ourselves. Sometimes we want to know ourselves as if we were machines that could be taken apart and put back together at will.Continue reading “Don’t Over Analyze Yourself”

Solitude Is a Furnace

“Solitude is the furnace of transformation. Without solitude we remain victims of our society and continue to be entangled in the illusions of the false self. Jesus himself entered into this furnace. There he was tempted with the three compulsions of the world: to be relevant (‘turn stones into loaves’), to be spectacular (‘throw yourselfContinue reading “Solitude Is a Furnace”