May fear, discouragement, doubt, comparison, envy, and failure not have the final say this weekend. Rather may you see Christ in the midst of all things, discerning his movement, his presence, his compassion, and his love. And may you not be surprised when you discover the fixed point from which he longs to move into the world is not from some nebulous place out there, rather it is from an intimate place within you.
“Make ready for the Christ, Whose smile, like lightning, Sets free the song of everlasting glory that now sleeps in your paper flesh, like dynamite.”
–from The Collected Poems of Thomas Merton
Enjoy your weekend. Here are a few good reads:
- What Our Schools Forgot to Tell Us About Creativity by Stephen Brewster
- Sickness Like a Highway by Amber Haines for Deeper Story
- Busy Isn’t Respectable Anymore by Tyler Ward
- Confessions of an Anorexic Artist by Emily Wierenga (and she’s giving away 3 copies of A Million Little Ways!)