more thoughts on risk

(this just came out of my morning writing)

…so for now, i think my calling is to risk and love deeply, no matter the pain.  i am all about boundaries and taking control over certain relationships in life, especially those that prove to be abusive or unhealthy.  but if life is to ever reflect the true Kingdom, we must not mistake boundaries for walls.  we must move beyond self-preservation into a place of deep, risky love.  otherwise, for all our good intentions, we will make no difference in the lives of those around us, and no difference will have been made in ours. . . .no matter how tired, overwhelmed, frustrated, i can no longer default to isolation.  i need my community to teach me how to love well.  and so hope the seeds of the Kingdom get planted, no matter how painful for me.

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