Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Beautiful, wonderful, generative, gratuitous and abundant is the life that the Trinity breathes into the world. He is utterly giving and blessing, full of hope for the world and providing for its flourishing. John says through the Spirit the life of the Trinity is given to us. And yet I am reminded of how seldom I live and lead out of this kind of self-giving abundance.
Just got off the phone with a friend who is caught in "church politics," both disappointed by the decisions of his church and responsible to represent them. I am reminded of how often church has been a let-down. We are so addicted to our own piety; we pass blame to others, "spiritualize" situations to alleviate the weight of our responsibility for good leadership, and ignore real needs and issues in order to