Talking Back: Playing Towards God
As you know, I'm going through God in the Yard. This week I finished Chapter One.
The author said I could pick an idea that was new to me, and blog about it. I chose the idea of playing towards God.
Too often, I think we work towards God— try to orchestrate every last thing, try to be productive, make a "profit," prove the business of our souls.
Playing feels different. It is a trusting thing which says, "Let's see what comes." It is (perhaps) more prone to rhythms, shifts, songs, images.
For me, the rosary is going to be a new way to play towards God this year. I don't know what I'll find along the beads, but this week I found my pastels again, after many, many months...
The mysteries—the subjects of contemplation that one moves through as one prays each subdivision of beads—are related aspects of Christ's life: five glad events, five sad events, five teaching events, and five glorious events.
— p.xiii, The Rosary by Garry Wills.