Thursday, October 18, 2012

Good Enough Together

I am wrapping up a transformative chapter in my life. I recently completed divinity school and a twelve month residency as a hospital chaplain. I plan to use this space to reflect on my journey - what I've learned, how I've changed, and what this might mean for where I'm headed. Thanks in advance for indulging my ruminations. I welcome your feedback & stories. As a starting point & explanation for the name of this blog here is a somewhat concise summary of much of what I've learned over the last few years.

I am no longer striving to be perfect – just good enough - a good enough husband, father, friend & caregiver. Afterall, the pursuit of perfection only exhausts and depletes me. I will show up and trust that I am enough. I will be strong by revealing my vulnerabilities. I will be courageous by confessing my fears. I will take others seriously & remember to laugh at myself. I will rediscover the light by embracing the darkness. I will disappoint, fail & harm and so I will admit, apologize & reconcile. The circle will indeed be broken and so I will strive to be a repairer of the breach. I will serve & also allow myself to be served. I am beginning to embrace that I, too, am the beloved in whom God is well pleased. I will continue my journey home by another way walking humbly with God and all of creation. I will keep searching, keep learning, keep changing, keep growing, keep living life fully. And in the end I trust that I will see that it has been, it is, it will be – good enough together. May it be so.

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