Learning to live with mess

A reminder as we head into the new year:

… I realize I just need to learn how to embrace chaos better, because movements of God are marked by chaos. They are not systematic and orderly and clean. Why? Because movements of God are fundamentally movements about love, and there’s very little that’s predictable and orderly and clean about love.

Love is messy.

Love is chaotic.

Love is foolish.

Love is perilous.

Love is, as a song by Sleeping at Last says, tension and thrill.

You cannot put a box around a movement of God. You cannot expect everything to add up and be able to say the outcome is guaranteed. It’s probably not going to make sense.

Dave Gibbons, The Monkey and the Fish, 184-185

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