Being considered a professional is important. But most of us are 'old' professionals, not old in age, but old in thinking style and approach to living. Old professionals separate science and spirit and think in terms of either/or - 'you're either for me, or against me.' New professionals connect science and spirit and think in both/and terms. Please read: The New Professionalism: Connecting Science and Spirit, available at www.WisdomAtWorkUSA.com.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Future Comes One Day at a Time
The National Chaplain for the DAV--Disabled Veterans of
America, quoted Lincoln
as saying: “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a
time.” Cool, hugh? And still useful today. To me, that means I don’t have to
get it all done now, today. But I can start
today. It means there’s less stress and more letting go and letting God. It
means allowing for grace and the realization that it is not I but my Father who
doeth the work, and that when opportunities for action arise, I can seize them.
And it means that my work isn’t so much doing, but undoing, of getting my bloated nothingness out of the way of the
divine circuits. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a
The role of military chaplains has changed a great deal
since Viet Nam.
Chaplains used to be about convincing soldiers that God wanted them to fight.
That they were to overcome their fear and moral concerns and kill the bad guys.
It’s not like that now. Now many chaplains are about
standing for individual conscious and supporting, sometimes even representing,
individual soldiers within the military community.
Fighting and killing must be the exception. When we have to
fight, alright. But let’s stop being so quick to kill and maim and spend our
blood and treasure, not to speak of the other guy’s blood and treasure, on it.
Let’s cut the so-called ‘defense’ budget. It’s way too big, anyhow. A few
judicious cuts and our deficit problems are over. Let’s start now. We don’t
have to get it all done now. “The best thing about the future is that it comes
one day at a time.” Let’s use this day wisely and well.