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A tree with deep roots weathers the storm, not because of its rigidity, but because of its flexibility.
The readings of Psalm 92 with its message of timeless righteousness and inner renewal, and of Shakespeare’s Seven Ages of Man set the tone of the evening as the group discussed innovations that eventually faded away along with the renewed, underlying themes that carried on, such as hope, friendship, and family.
Examples of exceptional people that break the mold of what we normally consider to be boundaries of age and ability force us to ask the questions: have our best years come and gone? Or, are we in them now or anticipating their arrival? Afterwards, do we drift into irrelevance and check out? What is the value of newness?
Greek has two words that we considered this week, neos, meaning chronologically new, or trendy, and kainos, which evokes a depth of quality, unconditioned by time; things that are not good because they are old, but old because they are good, to quote Mike Furlong. It is a daily renewal, that is incidentally long lasting.
Living in a full, accepting community means valuing those that are different than us, including those different in age. From a neos perspective we focus on what is next, forgetting what is past. It can express a deeper meaning, but if it lacks kainos it becomes superficial and destructive, most evidenced by Western perspectives on the elderly. Being in a multi-generational community means dismissing our entitlement by our novelty and not permitting ourselves to feel irrelevant by virtue of our age.
Every day is chance to live again. Grace and Peace.
We are a misfit faith community that gathers in DeLand on Sundays at 5pm. Come as you are.
We value highly the metaphor of journey. We’re different people from different places and backgrounds, representing an intergenerational community, and we’ve traveled different paths. So, we agree not to make assumptions about the person across from us, next to us, or in conversation with us. We challenge ourselves to be sensitive, knowing this community includes a diverse group of people from life-long followers of Jesus, to people who are just now open to the idea that God might exist. We strive to avoid offense, ask good questions, articulate and explain our responses. We don’t assume fluency in bible, spirituality, or Church language, because we believe the message of Jesus is not for Christianity, but for humanity. So, we do everything in the spirit of love and grace.
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