I just came back from my morning coffee where the friendly manager asked what I would be doing for the ceremony today? I wrestled with how to respond honestly. Then I sat down in the comfortable leather chair and read the following article in the Globe & Mail. I think it expresses my struggle.
Could we as followers of Christ explore a response that honors the sacrifices but is honest about pushing for better solutions to conflict.
I am back to work after a short vacation. A few days were spent around the house cleaning & organizing the garage but the bulk was spent in the saddle of my bicycle, sometime in a Kayak and I read two big novels. Oh, the forgotten joy of reading a good story has me all excited about encouraging us to be readers and learners.
Yes, of course the most important reading we do is in the Bible, which I am working at with fresh joy and diligence as well. So, with that affirmed, what books besides the Bible have shaped you in a profound way? It might be a novel, a old classic or a new best seller? Don’t worry – I will start and then invite you to join me. Maybe we can create a top 10 list of some sort.
I’ve been working my way through this confessional book by Mike Lueken and Kent Carlson, two pastoral leaders who grew a large church in southern California and then began asking questions about what “success” should really look like in terms of growth. That sent them on a journey in deeper formation in Christ, and it was a journey that took them on the dark road of encountering their own ambition and personal egos.