“A novice master once responded when asked about a life lived in Christian authenticity, that to be a Christian was not to know the answers but to begin to live in the part of the self where the question is born.…He was speaking of an attitude of listening, of awareness of presence, of an openness to mystery.” ~ Wendy Wright, A book of Christmas
“By refusing to ask what was wrong, I was holding the fragile bubble of my world in my hand, protecting it by not questioning it, keeping it from shattering into a million fragments. I put myself into a state of arrested development by staying a child.” Madeleine L’Engle, Bright Evening Star
Uncertain times are risky times. It is risky to take a step into the unknown, or to step over the edge and learn to fly along the way. It is risky to let go of control and step into spaces uncertain of the outcome.
Why is it worth taking a risk? What is worth taking a risk for?
Why am I drawn to the olive tree? Is it the beauty and flavor of it’s fruit? The oil that speaks of anointing? The olive branch as a symbol of peace and offer of reconciliation? The hardiness of the tree that can withstand extreme conditions?