Taking Charge, Seeking help


(a fragment:  notes on the iphone)

So here’s a pretty thing. The interface between the spiritual and the mundane is well exemplified in the experience of Elijah, patron saint of the bipolar. His highest highs, in which he confronted kings and prophets, were brief in duration and separated by his lowest lows, during which he sought solitude, fled for his life, slept too much, and complained of being left all alone.

The great lesson to be learned there is that the divine presence, provision, protection and direction were just as manifest in those low points as they were in the moments of certainty and power. The second lesson is that the movement toward wholeness and balance, which did come, involved establishing a new, intentional relationship with another human being: in this case his successor, Elisha.

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