In this meditation, I consider how Picasso’s cubism represents life and sanctification. Please read and comment on Burnside.
A New Year evokes so many emotions in us. For some a wonder of potential opportunities. Others, the hope of change. Still others, the fear of uncertainty. In each case there lies a moment of suspense. A pause. And yet our resolutions are spoken, written and relayed far before the time has been taken to contemplate what we feel and how we feel.
This year my challenge is to start with the place of inaction and pause to consider what we in fact feel. To each of us we have to slow down after the Christmas season high of purchasing, giving, praying, lighting candles, waiting in Advent, hoping for the Christ Child to know what kind of year we need to encounter.
Resolve to be irresolute until the time of knowing appears.
Resolve to sit silent and listen.
Resolve to move slower until weary legs be refreshed.
Resolve to know loved ones as they are right now.
Resolve to build, to grow, to transform those parts that 2012 has damaged or left broken.
My 2013 Resolution: Undo 2012. Yep, it was a genuinely terrible year. The Mayans were wrong and that was only the tip of the iceberg. However I hope and I believe – beyond all reason and all possible justification – that something has to happen in this New Year. The alternative just cannot be so.
–Michael D. Bobo
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
– e. e. cummings
Check out Emergent Village to read a rather surprising equation taken from Hesiod’s Theogony and Genesis 1-2. I find it rather encouraging that we can exist with Chaos on the Earth to see Love.