Doing OR Being?

On January 22nd, 2012, I announced to the Congregation of Newtonbrook United Church that I would be “retiring” from ministry with this congregation, and the United Church of Canada, as of July 31, 2012. For everything there is a season, as the author of Ecclesiastes wrote so long ago. This is the time, I feel, to begin the next part of my journey.

One of the most common questions that people are asking me is;

“What are you going to do?”

Nobody has yet approached me with the question of ; “What are you going to BE?”, or, “Who are you going to BE?”.

In this post-modern world of 24/7, I guess that we are have become human “doings” rather than human beings, no?

Take a look at the photo of the tree in this entry. Is its’ beauty a result of “doing” or of “being”?

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