Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2 Samuel 7:1-16


Pentecost +8 - Year B


Again a rest that is not a rest. See, give folks a rest and they gather enough energy to engage beyond their pay grade. David pauses long enough to consider locating G*D.

Nathan, at the end of a busy day, goes along. But after a night’s rest Nathan clearly sees things differently. There will be no temple-building.

Seems some folks do their best work when engaged to the hilt and others after sufficient time away to reflect on a longer view.

This brings us to an awareness of our own processes. Do your best insights come in the midst of a large task at hand that is taking all you have? Do they arrive during breaks?

To know this is to have power doubled. You can use your own rhythm to your benefit.

Generally it might be said that insights come while off the clock. Then a whole variety of subtleties can interact and reveal a new way. Of course this presumes you have been on the clock well enough to have an experience base to parse a new idea. 

May you know what is yours and what is for the next generation. This humility will energize your work of this day.

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