I woke up this morning with the weight of the world on my shoulders for some reason. Thinking of Kairos, my family, money, our future, etc.
It all raced at me like wild horses. I went to my reading spot (sounds like a kindergarten kid doesn’t it) & just read for a while.
It calmed me enough to pray, and to pour our my heart to God for my family, the Kairos community, for this city. It helped me, as Matthew says, to let the ‘unforced rhythms of grace’ work their way into my being.
(Matt 11:28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”)
I then was able to have a really good talk with my son, about things we dont always get to talk about.
Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom of pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace. — Frederick Buechner