“God’s spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go! This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘what’s next?’” (John 8, from “The Message”)
Elizabeth Gilbert, in her book “Big Magic,” speaks of the boldness of trust and play that is our creative inheritance in all moments. I would venture to call this our sacred vocation, the grace of every moment: the willingness to risk awkwardness, to live with mystery, to enter life with more curiosity and love than opinion and fear, and in the face of such opportunity, to grow or learn something or create a new moment — “your own life, a work of art” — that inspires others to joy and wholeness.
“This is how you must do it, people,” Gilbert says. “You made it; you get to put it out there. Never apologize for it, never explain it away, never be ashamed of it. You did your best with what you knew, and you worked with what you had, in the time that you were given. You were invited, and you showed up, and you simply cannot do more than that.”