[This is part 3 of our summer series on apostleship. The series is loosely based on the lectionary.]
Disciples, Apostles, and Saints!
One of the most common refrains from people in church is wanting to get things “right”. Possess the certainty of the right belief, behavior, or ways of being or belonging.
And my refrain has always been: right is the wrong assumption. For we cannot be so certain and there is so rarely such a “right” thing.
The thing that Jesus offers that comes closest to being “right” is something closer to being centered or focused. To be aligned with our purpose, not just our desires, but with that which we are called to do or be or become.
In this way, the “wrong” thing is not so much evil or bad exactly. Nor is it imperfect or something mistaken. It is closer to being distracted, unfocused, or otherwise oblivious to what we’re called to do.
None of us is perfect. So none of us is the perfect environment for a seed to grow into the most incredible fruit. We shouldn’t act like this is the standard.
Being centered, focused, aligned with the work. That’s the sweet spot. Course correct when we need to. Which is often.