Why We Need a Rhythm that Makes Sense

“We long to see our lives whole, to know that they matter. We wonder whether our many activities might ever come together in a  way of life that is good for ourselves and others. Lacking a vision of a life-giving way of life, we turn from one task to another, doing as well as we can but increasingly uncertain about what doing things well would look like. We yearn for a deeper understanding of how to order human life in accord with what is good and true.” –Craig Dykstra and Dorothy Bass, Practicing our Faith

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