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Joy is Resistance

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As I prepare to be a delegate on the much talked about council on human sexuality with the RCA this weekend I want to offer three pieces of meditation that have been guiding me. The first is from Scripture, the second is from Krista Tippett interviewing David Whyte, and the third is a spoken word piece on joy. I’ve been thinking a lot about fullness, life-giving interactions, joy, and abundance lately. What is it that gives our life meaning and joy? What is it that puts a smile upon our face and anchors our place in the family of things?

 

Be still, and know that I am God! – Psalm 46:10

The poet, David Whyte said, “The more you’re here, the more you’re alive, the more you realize you are a mortal human being that you will pass from this place. Will you actually turn up? Will you actually have the conversation? Will you actually become a full citizen of vulnerability, loss, disappearance which you have no choice about?
(I recommend listening the full interview here.)

 

Jes Kast

The Reverend Jes Kast is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament and serves West End Collegiate Church as their Associate Pastor.

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