“Religion has not tended to create seekers or searchers, has not tended to create honest, humble people who trust that God is always beyond them....
We aren’t focused on the great mystery.
Religion has, rather, tended to create people who think they have God in their pockets, people with quick, easy, glib answers....People know the great mystery cannot be that simple.
If the great mystery is indeed the Great Mystery, it will lead us into paradox, into darkness, into journeys that never cease….
That is what prayer is about.” (Richard Rohr)
What would your life look like if you let go of control and became more comfortable with mystery? Not knowing. Trusting in the darkness. Not having to have the last word.
“Why spend your hard-earned money (time and energy) on something that can’t nourish you or work so hard for something that can’t satisfy? “ Isaiah 55:2
Control does not nourish us, but creates burdens and a heavy yoke. Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden of trying to control people and circumstances? Jesus is on this journey of mystery with you. (And it’s no mystery to Him!) He is following the Father’s lead, nourished by the Father’s love, confident that we are safe in His unshakeable Kingdom, which is always beyond us.