I believe the invitation is to a wide and gracious space, one of continuously unfolding creativity, camaraderie, and intentionality.
I believe the gift of life blossoms freely and generously, with few guidelines beyond relentless self-giving love and protective justice on behalf of those with less.
Those whose roots deepen and spread will develop branches that reach further and higher. Those who embrace life’s pruning complications and set-backs will reemerge with stronger, richer foliage going forward.…
When the boundaries which kept us safe in our imagination’s youth begin to constrict, constrain and choke, we are tempted to consider them enemies to resist, fairy tales to debunk, or doctrinaire scripts against which to rebel.
But we would be mistaken.
They were the guardians of that which needed a safe place to develop, learn, practice, and refine.
What happened next was not that they grew small, but that we grew big.