I wish I had something deep, or moving, or stirring to share. Unfortunately, I don’t. I’m too damn tired! The residency takes a good portion of my free time. I’ve felt rather productive lately – getting all this stuff done. But I wonder at which point I’m going to start feeling the social withdrawal? And will it send me careening towards emptiness and loneliness as it usually does? I’m in a different place now, so it’s really hard to tell.
I do have a lot on my mind, but it’s all pretty fresh, and therefore not fit for sharing. But it has a lot to do with rejection and acceptance – the ways that our souls are wounded, and the ways we seek to heal ourselves. And of course it’s not nearly as sterile as I’m making it out to be . . . it’s quite personal. I think I’m going to be doing some really painful digging into the past once again. Is this shit ever finished?
Anywho, I haven’t been left completely destitute. I’ve been making the rounds as much as possible – I’ve had some great talks w/ good buddies (Burke and Paul), some heart-to-hearts with personal, local favorites (Christy), and good times w/ new friends (Chris).
Last week I got to go to a Jim Wallis talk on faith and politics. Amazing. It was a nice precursor to Brian McLaren’s sermon at CR on Sunday. Double amazing. The more I hear them speak, the more I get a more complete picture of this Kingdom, and it’s sooo exciting! It gives me hope for the hopeless situations I come across daily.
In other news, I’m SUPER excited my buddy Jonathan will be coming down tomorrow! I haven’t seen this guy in forever – should be good times!
Soooo . . . I better be getting home. It’s been a really long day.