1. I had an epiphany this weekend. I was in a meeting, a crowded meeting, when something was presented that made no sense to me. I scanned the crowd and it seemed to make sense to everyone else or everyone else just really didn’t care. At that moment I had my epiphany, personally I blame my personal Yoda, Greg Mac, because it was his voice in my head that said, “Care about this just as much as everyone else in the room, no more, no less.” Matching everyone’s level of caring created a sudden rush of peace for my little brain. I have a bad feeling about the long term consequences of this approach but the short term benefit of not being a troublemaker was exhilarating!
2. People, by and large, prefer the fake to the real. I get that but I don’t like it. I also can’t figure out what to do about it.
3. I’ve almost finished reading a new book that has me convinced how badly I suck at what I do for a living. The book doesn’t really know me so it’s nothing personal. The writer is basically defining what makes a Church really work in our part of the world and frankly, he knows a whole lot more about that than I do. My, “tell the truth” approach is clearly not affective.
4. Recently I was told about an effort to censor what someone else was writing about. The “Home Office” was getting some complaints. I still can’t get my head or heart around the fear of ideas.
5. Nobody likes a whiner.