I write, speak, invest, network, and question to stimulate fruitful conversation. Let's talk about human flourishing! It begins with freedom. Holy leisure is the key to human being, freedom and generativity. Please join me in the adventure of realizing Christ!
I’m not a fan of extreme sports. All that youthful energy and money spent on dangerous thrill-seeking seems wasteful and presumptuous to me. How much more surprising, then, that I thoroughly enjoyed Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run – stayed up into the wee hours, in fact, turning the pages with rapt interest!
What captured my attention in the stories of a tribe of Running People was not the athletic prowess of these seemingly superhuman ultra-distance runners, but their evident ease and delight in the simple act of inhabiting their own bodies as those bodies hurtled through space over dangerous terrain for hundreds of miles.
Joy, as I have said, is the fruit of freedom. I feel in their exhilaration a perfect resonance with the three-dimensional, not-of-this-world, utterly abandoned, glorious freedom of the children of God. The freedom made possible by the indwelling of Christ is as far beyond mere human freedom, rich as it can be, as the running of the Tarahumara is from the injury-prone, time-focused, effortful exertions of typical distance runners.
How I would love to attract readers to running a race that is an order of magnitude greater than any marathon they have yet tried! May you find freedom infused with Rest, in contact with both earthly reality and limitation and with time outside time, where your soul takes flight.