Jer. 13:1-11; Mt. 13:31-35 “Consecration In Action”
Tonight I hung out on Polk, giving out supplies, but mainly listening. Each one had a story, a pain to talk about, and I listened. My days are never the same, but they are the same in that I spend time listening, to me that is what being a pastor is about. Gerald May sums up what I try to do every day, all day, and he sums up what I believe is at the heart of our problems–we need to listen–to seek soul space:
Authentic spiritual practice is nothing other than consecration in action. It is feeling your deepest desire, claiming it as freshly born hope, offering it to God, and consciously living it as fully as you can. At its best, practice is the active seeking of soul-space and heart-freedom, to ache and to sing, to suffer and to play.
– Gerald May, The Awakened Heart
Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!