Rev. Don Remick
This moment we are in is In Between.
We are past Advent and into Christmas season (though many might consider this past Christmas). New Year’s and Epiphany lay ahead. This time is claimed as an In Between time. We look back to the events of the past year and perhaps beyond. We look ahead to the coming year and perhaps beyond. We tend to be reflective: to ponder on what has been and what might be. Yet, spiritual wisdom from every tradition calls to something else.
I’ve loved the music and insights of Carrie Newcomer. Coming from the Quaker tradition there is so much mystical and grounded wisdom in her lyrics and poetry. In particular I invite you to view this one:
There are lessons that can be learned, claimed and integrated from the past. There is some value in trying to map alternatives strategies for the road ahead. But the depth of spiritual wisdom in the In Between time is learning to sit with not knowing.
We’re not very good at that.
We could be.
Listen to the song again.
Sit with the words and insights.
Let God’s spirit speak to you.
See how it shapes In Between time.
In truth In Between is the only real time.