We need more time, but it’s something that we can’t buy, build, or stretch. Conversations get interrupted, call waiting beeps in, the text message arrives. I’m meeting with a group of guys in a reading group for 1.5 hours each Wednesday and we can barely cover eight pages of a book. We thought we could cover a chapter a week, but the discussion is so, long, engaging, disjointed, challenging, off point, circular, incisive, and revealing that we may be reading this same book, unChristian, when the NFL pre-season starts. I’m going to use this “third space” to post insights from our discussion, to expand our group, and reflect on our discussion time. Also, throughout the week as you weave yourself through your life community, think about what your third space(s) look like, how much of your week is spent in a “third space“, do you have third space friends, any great third space stories, or incredible third space hide outs, that you can share with us in this virtual third space.
- electoral college, what if it’s a tie
- unChristian on CNN
I read this today–it is my heart…truly…and it made me think of you. I think it sums “IT” all up. This is life’s mantra…it has to be or else why would we even exist?! A “meant to live for so much more” kinda day thing? This is who I want to be, not for “me”, but so that others (first my wife and children) may be changed and can truly experience the hidden life of Christ…
“May all your expectations be frustrated.
May all your plans be thwarted.
May all your desires be withered into nothingness,
that you may experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child and sing and dance
in the love of God the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
*A blessing given to Henri Nouwen by his spiritual mentor