Identity does not come to us without journey, because to learn who we are means we face difficult truths in our own lives and imagine what life might look like as those truths work themselves out inside of us.” ~ Kaitlyn B. Curtice, Native
Makoto Fujimura in his book Art+Faith shifts thinking of authority to author-ity. Making and mastering materials requires the expression of author-ity and the reflection of God, the ultimate author. “Such an Author can make new all things, and in doing so can make brokenness shine in new ways.”
What shift takes place within you with author-ity?
“…insights come quickly and suddenly…Endurance asks us to keep the insight in front of us — to think about it, write about it, mull it over, draw it, dance it, talk about it with a close friend — whatever it takes to not let it slide off the table like last night’s dream. And then, only then, after a prolonged time of engagement with the insight, we might witness a new gesture erupting into the world.” ~ Francis Weller, The Wild Edge of Sorrow
“There is a time for stillness, for waiting for Christ as he makes his dancing way toward us. And there is a time to be in motion, to set out on a path, knowing that although God is everywhere, and always with us, we sometimes need a journey in order to meet God—and ourselves—anew.” ~ Jan Richardson, The Painted Prayerbook