“No Direct Flight”

My friend Emily just produced an amazing piece of art. She describes it as an offering, but I’d say it’s even more of an invitation — to get quieter and go deeper into what this time is and might become, and what we as people and as a species are and might become.

Reading it, I was reminded of something Fr. Richard Rohr often says: “There’s no direct flight from order to re-order. We have to go through disorder along the way.

Everyone’s talking about disorder right now, but almost exclusively in terms of the old order that no longer is, or the re-order that has not yet become real.

No one knows how long this layover is going to be. But the longer this goes on, the bigger the invitation to consider where we came from and where we’d like to go next.