Into the Wild

Last night I saw the film, “Into the Wild.” It is a stirring and beautiful look into human frailty.

My thoughts raced across desire to follow this guy into the wild freedom of selfishness. Then I hold dearly on to the relevancy I have bee given as a part of this system and the relationships I am blessed with.

A line that stabbed me in the heart…Real joy is shared with others.

Community, relationships, and joy are all connected. We are all connected. The differences do not fucking matter. The similarities do not fucking matter. Presence and vulnerability matters. Present and engaging is what we all desire. This is a marker of humanity. It s that hunger ones feels at midnight alone in the bed of your loved one as you panic-stricken look to God for answers of truth, hope, love, and why.

What does life mean and why do I participate?

Real joy is shared with others.

This is the human theme of the Bible.

This is what I hunger for, real joy shared with others.

This is at the nexus of the changing paradigm of ministry.

We are called to feed the sheep. Feed the sheep. Feed the sheep. Real joy is shared.

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