by Christine Sine
By the straightforward act of altering the place of 1’s head a unique type of world might seem
(Robert Macfarlane Landmarks 241)
A few of it’s possible you’ll keep in mind that at the start of this 12 months I made a decision to name this “A Yr of Seeing Otherwise. I had no thought how true this might be or how a lot of an impression this idea would have on me. “Learn life in a different way” has develop into so vital to me over the previous few months that we’ve determined to make it the Godspace theme for this put up Pentecost season and it’s quotes like this one above which might be serving to to maneuver me in the precise route.
I’ve had enjoyable over the previous few weeks wanting in numerous methods at all types of issues from leaves to surroundings to provide me that totally different perspective I typically want that’s little greater than a tilt of my head away.
In fact I may attempt standing on my head, mendacity on the bottom or wanting by means of the lens of a digicam, or wanting by means of my fingers and even simply shifting round a tree. All of those actions give me a unique perspective, an vital perspective that when mixed collectively slowly give me a full understanding of what I’m . Simply because the totally different views I advised yesterday give me a greater understanding of who Jesus is.
Sure you might be proper, yesterday’s Pentecost sermon was a part of the fruit of this reflection although I’ve not tried standing on my head but to get a unique perspective of Jesus!
As I look forward there are lots of questions revolving in my thoughts that I’m hoping will give me totally different views while not having to face on my head.
Listed here are a couple of of my preliminary ideas:
What if I rethink who I’m not by way of what Christ has executed for me, however by way of what Christ needs to do by means of me for others?
What if I learn life:
by means of the lens of laughter and enjoyable?
by means of the filter of pleasure and peace?
by means of the framework of gratitude and thankfulness?
these are the questions that may I feel form my posts and my pondering:
Because the seasons change what do I must let go of so as to totally enter the richness of this new season?
As I take a look at our world, what language do I want to vary to develop into a greater steward?
As I take into consideration my religion what perceptions and understandings want to vary so as embrace that which I usually exclude?
And with all these questions revolving in my thoughts it’s not stunning that my preliminary ideas have turned to poetry, that fertile floor of exploration and expression for me.
Learn life in a different way
Learn with love and never with hate
with compassion and never with judgment
with generosity and never with shortage.
See your cup
not half full
not half empty
however overflowing with goodness and light-weight and life.
Learn life in a different way
search for the marvel of uniqueness
not the exclusion of sameness
Embrace don’t reject
Forgive don’t condemn
Search the Son of God
work diligently to know
he who’s the best way, the reality, the life
observe his footsetps
in the best way that results in everlasting life