Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you. No more need be said than thank you.
People have asked “what do I plan to be doing in retirement?”. The answer is simple. I don’t plan to do anything for a while. I plan to focus not on “doing” but on “being“ for the foreseeable future . My goal over the coming months is to listen to God’s whisper and spiritually refuel my being.
We were created to be ‘HUMAN BEINGS” not “human doings.” I plan to read books that have been sitting in a stack, hike, and bike trails that I have yearned to get on. I want to go for prayer walks in the woods alone and with others. The goal right now is to just let things “BE”. It will take time for this “doer” to relax and just BE, but I am excited for the challenge.
See Genesis chapters 1,2 and 3 for further reflection.
When I get my being centered once more. I am sure the opportunities to do will show up . Christ will point the path to the right project and fuller engagement into service in God’s Kingdom will reactivate.
God and I love you. To quote Doc Severinsen as he left Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show set for the last time, ”No one died , we are going to be ok.”
Credits –I want to thank MS Angelique Jumper for her conversational discernment with me which inspired these thoughts.
Still in one peace,
Pastor David J. Jensen