Come To The Table To Share. . . .
Several years ago a loved one said to me you take such giant steps and expect others to follow you and we just cannot! This was a surprise to me because everyone seemed yards beyond me and I was trying desperately to catch up.
It was with excitement I started to blog. I would ask the questions I wondered when my hands were elbow deep in suds and mounds of laundry. A reader wrote and said I had no difficulty asking who they would take on a journey as Dante took Virgil but she like others never gave thought to these kinds of questions.
Nor roamed the ethers with such equanimity as I seemed to do. I had and still have difficulty with this concept because I thought that my head is like everyone else’s. We are taught in school that all men are created equal. And children do not want to be different. My head wanted to know things. I had a need to know.
In my writing I see where people are not born all in the same kindnesses. For some the ability to love has not been born in them yet. The ability to see also has not been born which is different than looking. The ability to discuss things, to feel, to conceptualize, the ability to grasp the essence or a nuance, or the ability to relate by bonding, by trust, by hope, by word or handshake, and simply by humanity is outside their frame of reference.
When our rituals and icons seem narrow for the questions burgeoning, it is time to broaden the premise. Not to toss out the premise, but broaden our understanding. When our God seems too small for the questions forming in us, it is time to broaden our concepts with larger understanding.
When a favorite sister came out of open heart surgery her first words were man’s god is too small! He is huge! No church can hold Him!!!
Will it surprise us that the god of our childhood has a soaring scope that our finite brains will have difficulty envisioning? Ahhh! that is a journey that is exciting to begin.
And when we reach an understanding that goes nowhere and we bang our head on the wall with the maxim it is all a mystery, it is only a way station we reach and another door will open up. And again we are given light to brighten the way. Seems like work? It is.
But be assured that you will be invited to the table to share your journey.