Fear and Growth

Funny how fear and growth so closely align. I often feel pulled by two worlds as we go about growing NewChurch LIVE.

World One is a world of deep joy. I hear often from people who have joined us on this journey as they talk about what has come alive for them. As Father Gregory Boyle said, it is the opportunity to be an enlightened witness – enlightened by their light as it flicks “on.”

World Two has a lot of fear. Can we grow fast enough? Are we serving effectively enough? Am I consistently being God centered enough?

The reality of life, as one peer said, is navigating the straight and narrow between those elements of lightness and dark.

There is much to be thankful for. There is much work to do, much to push through. Somewhere in the middle is that enlivened peace.

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