One day at a time.

One day at a time.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saturday Sabbath: Figure Out Your Tool


One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received was shared with me in seminary.  A professor who observed my tendency to get 100% fired up about anything and go all Hebrew Prophet, gently pulled me aside one day.  He said, "if all you have is a hammer, then everything is going to look like a nail."  I stood there for a minute until it hit me.  The spiritual practice of adding to the tool box, and discerning when to use the tools is still a work in progress for me.  Many of us could tell stories from our youth into early adulthood about learning how to utilize different skills or styles to different situations.  So what about you now?  Does everything look like a nail in this resistance movement? Might be time for a new tool...

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