One reason I’ve been absent is because I’ve been working on a new book, a book that I’m now on the verge of releasing. (Exciting!)
Walking in the Moment between Tick and Tock a short, inspirational book (about ¼ the length of a full-size novel), looking at the period between Passover and Pentecost, between Pesach and Shavuot, integrating insights from both Christian and Jewish thinkers. It tells the story of these holidays as linked parts of the same narrative, two ends of a single span, and not as two independent holidays— I didn’t invent the idea, of course. But I found a number of profound insights connected with this idea.
Today’s double teaser from Walking in the Moment between Tick and Tock: From Passover to Pentecost:
Many Jews see this as a time of change, of personal development.
And we Christians should, too.
We are living this story, the story between Pesach and Shavuot. Between Egypt and Sinai. Between chaos and fulfillment.
We hate to grow, because growth means change, and change is hard… Sometimes it’s easier to be satisfied with the status quo, to find comfort in stability, to avoid rocking the boat, to avoid failure. As one of the characters said on Amy Sherman-Palladino’s latest TV series Bunheads, “Improvement breeds expectation. Expectation breeds disappointment. And disappointment breeds wrinkles.”
We all are genetically programmed to grow. But there are a couple of ways I
can sabotage that process in my own life.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. I’m trying a variation on the mainstream “Teaser Tuesdays” concept. Instead of quoting two sentences from a random page in the book, I’m selecting a snippet that reflects qualities I find in the book.