One of my best friends Micah writes today,
i don't want to protest the mormon church.I know that we are both racking our hearts, minds, and souls to find our next steps. There is a part of me that is reacting to a great hurt caused by Proposition 8; but equally there is a recognition that this longing and these next steps are larger than any piece of legislation. My pastor Rev. Lewicki reflected on the movement between inward- and outward-focused energy in the life of faith. It feels as if I'm standing on the edge between inward-focused study, reflection, meditation, and preparation and outward-focused faith in action.
i don't want to protest city hall (i'll be there on saturday because i think it's important to stand in solidarity and be counted, i just think there are better messaging strategies).
i want to be intentional. i want my actions to make sense. i want to identify and address the source rather than the effects of oppression.
i want connection, narrative, humanity.
vulnerability, integrity, conviction.
i want to do something radical: i want to live my beliefs.
Where are you in life today? Inward-focused or outward-focused? And what do you want? What steps are do you feel called to that are perhaps not the steps you're used to?