Tuesday is for Thomas, Time, and Training

Thomas Merton once wrote, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” I agree. And in many ways i think life is like art. Especially when we are giving our time to the service of others.
This morning at our weekly prayer and training time at YFC Geneva, Lammert led us in a discussion based on Peter Rollins’ thoughts on ‘Turn the Other Cheek’. Think you’ve heard it? Read again!
As we read it, made us all think carefully about what it looks like for us not to be the victims, but, to be the oppressors. To be the ones with the upper hand. And the reality is, most of us have…the upper hand.
One group who will not have the upper hand over the next month is a group of young women from Seattle Pacific Univeristywho are here in Geneva helping us to serve young people, and the city. While we are giving them an opportunity to discover the way of faith in Jesus from within the context of Geneva (or how we seek to engage geneva with an generously orthodox faith), they will also get a taste of reformation, theological, and art/culture history. They are doing great so far, but its just day two.
Merton said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Think about. Whether you’d consider it or not, you’re life is a work of art. The way you live, gives people the opportunity to find themselves…and lose themselves. You are art. Be art, for them!
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enjoy…
jc