Sunday, May 04, 2003

My New Run Group

2.5 Km, 20:00.0, Snowing! 2°C, calm

First "small group ministry" with our new church running group this evening. We did 1 & 2's for 7 reps. [1 minute running and 2 minutes walking repeated 7 times] I think the group found it pretty easy. Our goal is to be able to run a 5 km race, non-stop after 10 weeks.

The group didn't seem very interested in my PBG story. It could be that I will not have the receptive audience that I had hoped for. Pitty.

Friday, May 02, 2003

The Ground of Being

6.8 Km, 34:12.7, Partly cloudy, -5°C, 17 km wind

I talked with the man in green again today. Patience is also rewarded. Apparently he used to be a good runner but he currently does it for the exercise and to "keep his back strong." I really like seeing people day after day; slowly building relationships with these reluctant strangers. I feel like I am adding colour to the world, one stroke at a time.

My goal is to put rainbow colours into these people's grey lives (if they are willing to "reach beyond their boundaries").

My Conversations with the PBGs have been irreparably changed with the reading of John Spong's book "A New Christianity for a New World". Since he called into question the idea that there is a "Being out there", I have wondered if there really is anyone there to converse with.

That is why understanding what his "Ground of Being" really means has attained such importance to me now. Marcus Borg, however seems to contain a way out with his "God is in everything" viewpoint.