This Saturday we travel to the West Coast to confer with the Sufi Masters, Tom and Casey Milne. Yes, he is the same Tom who is the recipient of my Letters to Tom series that appears from time to time in the Pew. I don’t know about you, but I find my faith and beliefs only strengthen when exposed to different faiths and cultures. It helps me find the light as others might say. Feel free to use the comment section of the Pew to ask some questions you might have of my Sufi friends. Just go to www.thehubbellpew.com and click on comment to the latest post. If you wish your question to be confidential just note that in your comment or if you’d rather send me an e-mail at [email protected].
For the next few weeks I thought we might explore through meditation how God uses the most unlikely characters, the most unlikely times, and the most unlikely circumstances to offer a vision of his nature. The Bible is replete of unlikely characters following God’s directions – Moses, Joseph, David. We know well the stories of stuttering leaders and boys chosen over men. History is full of examples as well from Joan of Arc to Rosa Parks. Perhaps all that history is why it bothers me to face and encounter so much of our society hung up about credentials and authority.
So as this week starts and before we go through stories of the unlikely, I’d like us all to begin where I hope we might end. Meditate today on a time or place where you were moved or felt called to action, but felt unqualified or others discounted your contribution because of lack of credentials. Perhaps, you’ve caught yourself thinking or acting about another for the same reason, if so walk through meditation in their shoes. I’m asking for a little trust here, but it is because I believe there is a Rosa Parks or Moses in each of us, so does God. Let’s go find them.