Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Quinn’

#4 Apply in Person

January 12, 2011

“Teacher seeks pupil. Must have earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.”

This is how Ismael, Daniel Quinn’s novel about a telepathic gorilla, begins. (It’s a really interesting book, once you get past the didactic writing.) But this post is not about that. 

What it is about is goal number 4 for this year. I think we all have something unique to contribute to the world, but we have to show up with intention, with earnest desire,  in order to do it. And that’s my goal: to show up.

Be attentive to those around me.  Go to where I am needed.  Seek the best in everyone.  Listen for God’s voice.  Apply in person.

Show up.