Where are you on this spectrum?
Where did that conversion with John take you?
I really appreciated how the conversation with John was a reminder, for me, about the ‘sin of certainty’
and that trusting, co-creating, and staying in places of uncertainty is part of the creation process.
I’d like to give a huge shout out to John for sharing his time, some of his personal journey with us, and for encouraging us to lean into some of the VUCA in our own lives, even when that may feel uncomfortable or scary… I know I need that reminder.
What’s your hope for the church?
Are you fighting to keep things the same?
Do you want to return to someplace from the past?
Do you want to destroy something that has caused pain?
Or are you focused on deconstruction so that we can open up space where you can co-create something new?
Wherever you are on your journey I want to remind you that we are all designed and created as unique individuals. In order to honour our divine uniqueness and individuality we need more spaces that promote, encourage, and create space for us to wrestle and stay with feelings of vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
As you grow, gradually let go of what is no longer serving you, and start to open yourself up to co-create safe spaces where you trust yourself with more vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity know that many of these strange and uncomfortable feelings are signs of your growth.
Your individuality, your uniqueness, and your distinctiveness are all signs that you have been created in the image of God.
You are accepted and loved unconditionally by God who made you exactly as you are. You, your heart, your mind, your body, your spirit, your gender expression, your sexuality and the way you love, are created perfectly in God’s image.
You are created on purpose and your purpose is to fully love yourself, connect deeply with others and share your love with the rest of the world