Journeying, Mentoring, Partnering!
“The longer you look at Jesus, you more you will want to serve him in his world. That is, of course, if it’s the real Jesus you’re looking at.” -NT Wright
So! The Bible Journey was a bit of a disaster, huh? At least a debacle! Sorry, Sarah, Alicia, and others who were looking forward to walking alongside me. I didn’t do a very good job of honoring you, huh? I think I did learn a few things, though:
- That sort of reading plan is WAY too fragmented for a story-loving ADHD reader like me. I need more continuity. I imagine that plan would work for someone else, but I need big chunks of the same narrative day after day, or else my mind gets fragmented, and you don’t even want to know how annoying THAT defrag program is!
- Keith was right: I’m too busy to write a daily spiritual column at the quality-level I demand from myself. Yes, I know: you’d like to know what standards are being used to call THAT stuff “quality.” Suffice it to say it COULD be even worse!
- I don’t work well alone. I mean, I read and write alone, but I’m at a place in my journey where I’m really feeling the wisdom of 2 Tim 2:2: be a link in a kingdom chain by mentoring someone and being mentored by someone.
So here’s the idea I’ve been given by a certain mad Scottish preacherman: Read the Gospels over and over for a year. I’m pretty sure I’ve found someone willing to slow their steps on the path long enough for me to catch up and walk along with them for a while (they even think they’ll get something besides aggravation of out the bargain! LOLOL!).
What do YOU think? Are you coaching someone? Being coached? Do you have any goals/plans/wishes like this for 2010?