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Future-tripping | Episode 8

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July 6, 2018
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Restoring the Shack

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Future-tripping | Episode 8

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  • - PAUL YOUNG: MY NAME IS PAUL YOUNG, AND I'M THE
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  • AUTHOR OF "THE SHACK".
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  • I WANT TO INVITE YOU ON AN ADVENTURE WITH ME
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  • AND WITH THE BOOK.
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  • A LOT OF YOU HAVE READ IT.
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  • YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
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  • SOME OF YOU HAVE JUST HEARD ABOUT IT, AND YOU
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  • HAVE QUESTIONS.
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  • THIS IS A BOOK THAT ALLOWS US TO EXPLORE
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  • RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY
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  • SPIRIT, QUESTIONS THAT WE HAVE ABOUT HURT AND LOSS
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  • AND GRIEF, QUESTIONS ABOUT WONDER AND BEAUTY AND JOY.
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  • WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE A LIFE OF FAITH?
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  • WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT DEATH?
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  • WHY DO TRAGIC THINGS HAPPEN TO US?
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  • THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT WE WANT TO EXPLORE,
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  • AND I WOULD LOVE YOU TO COME WITH ME.
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  • THIS IS AN INVITATION.
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  • - PAUL YOUNG: IT TURNS OUT THAT MY JOURNEY HAS
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  • BEEN ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO TRUST.
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  • TRUST IS SO MUCH RISKIER THAN RELIGION.
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  • RELIGION JUST GIVES YOU A SET OF RULES, TELLS YOU
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  • WHAT YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DO, AND THEN YOU JUST
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  • TRY TO DO IT.
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  • TRUST, OH, THAT'S WAY SCARIER, AND I DIDN'T
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  • TRUST ANYBODY.
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  • AND YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHY.
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  • SO LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED.
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  • I'D SPENT 11 YEARS IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE
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  • SHACK TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO PUT MY WORLD
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  • BACK TOGETHER IN PARTICIPATION WITH THE
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  • FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • 2005 FLIPS OVER, AND A SURPRISE HAPPENS.
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  • JOY SHOWS UP AS A CONSTANT COMPANION.
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  • NOW, I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT WAS POSSIBLE.
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  • I HADN'T PRAYED FOR IT.
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  • I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW YOU COULD PRAY FOR IT, AND
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  • SUDDENLY JOY IS A CONSTANT COMPANION?
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  • AND THIS IS 2005.
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  • 2004, WE'D LOST EVERYTHING AT LEAST MATERIALLY, AND
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  • NOW JOY SHOWS UP AS A CONSTANT COMPANION?
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  • I DIDN'T TELL ANYBODY BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID LIKE
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  • THE OTHER SHOE WAS GOING TO DROP. JOY HAD NEVER
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  • SPENT THE NIGHT, AND NOW A CONSTANT COMPANION.
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  • WELL, SIX MONTHS INTO THIS I'M HAVING A LITTLE
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  • CONVERSATION WITH A FRIEND OF MINE NAMED THAD
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  • AND HE'S AN ARTIST, AND I LOVE CONVERSATIONS WITH
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  • ARTISTS BECAUSE THEY TEND TO SEE THINGS QUITE
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  • DIFFERENTLY, AND IT'S HELPFUL, AND I'M AT
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  • BREAKFAST AND IT'S LIKE I'M HERE, THAD'S HERE,
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  • AND JOY IS SITTING NEXT TO ME AND I'M GOING LIKE
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  • HEY, THAD - AND I TELL HIM THAT JOY HAS BECOME A
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  • CONSTANT COMPANION, AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY.
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  • AND THAD ASKS THE OBVIOUS QUESTION, "SO WHAT CHANGED
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  • AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR?"
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  • AND I THINK ABOUT IT FOR A SECOND AND IT DAWNS ON ME.
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  • 2005, I FINALLY STARTED TO LIVE INSIDE THE GRACE
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  • OF JUST ONE DAY, AND IT WAS SUCH A NATURAL
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  • PROGRESSION AND STEP FOR ME THAT I HADN'T REALIZED
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  • WHAT AN IMPACT THAT LITTLE STEP IN THE
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  • SEQUENCE WAS GOING TO MAKE.
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  • - CAR LEAVES IN 20 SECONDS!
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  • - WE GOTTA GO. LET'S GO.
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  • - DO YOU THINK THE PRINCESS SHOULD HAVE A
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  • RED DRESS LIKE MINE?
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  • - RED, IT IS.
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  • - WHERE'S MISSY?
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  • - MISSY?
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  • - WHERE'S MISSY?
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  • - SORRY, MACK. THEY HAVEN'T SEEN HER.
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  • - MISSY! MISSY!
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  • - I WAS SCARED, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
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  • - GROUND TEAMS FOUND A TRUCK IN THE MOUNTAINS.
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  • - I'M REALLY SORRY, MR. PHILLIPS.
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  • [ SCREAMS ]
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  • - NEED SOME HELP OVER THERE?
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  • - I'M OKAY.
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  • - HOW ABOUT SOME DINNER TONIGHT?
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  • - MAYBE NEXT TIME.
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  • [ SCREAMS ]
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  • - I'M SORRY. I'M SO SORRY.
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  • - WE'VE LOST SO MUCH ALREADY.
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  • I DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU, TOO.
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  • - A LETTER SHOWED UP IN MY MAILBOX WITH NO TRACKS
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  • IN THE SNOW.
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  • - YOU'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT GOING BACK THERE,
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  • ARE YOU?
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  • - I GOT TO DO SOMETHING.
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  • - YOU KNOW, THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.
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  • - IT'S CRAZY, BUT THIS IS ALL I GOT.
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  • - I GOT A FIRE GOING INSIDE IF YOU WANT TO WARM UP.
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  • - MACKENZIE ALLEN PHILLIPS.
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  • I'VE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS.
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  • - DO I KNOW YOU?
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  • - NOT VERY WELL, BUT WE CAN WORK ON THAT.
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  • - THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
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  • - ARE YOU STILL HAVING A HARD TIME BELIEVING
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  • THIS IS REAL?
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  • - WHY DID YOU BRING ME HERE?
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  • - THERE'S NO EASY ANSWER THAT WILL TAKE YOUR PAIN AWAY.
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  • - WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I NEEDED YOU?
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  • - I NEVER LEFT YOU.
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  • I NEVER LEFT MISSY.
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  • AIN'T IT JUST LIKE A TEAR ...
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  • - YOU WANT ME TO FORGIVE HIM?
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  • I WANT HIM TO HURT LIKE HE HURT ME.
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  • - YOU WANT THE PROMISE OF A PAIN FREE LIFE.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - THERE ISN'T ONE.
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  • - YOU CAN DO THIS.
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  • - I CAN'T.
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  • - ON YOUR OWN YOU CAN'T.
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  • - THIS IS YOUR FLYING LESSON.
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  • KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME ...
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  • WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR WAY HOME...
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  • - I BELIEVE YOU.
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  • KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME...
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  • - PAUL YOUNG: I WANTED TO READ TO YOU A LITTLE
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  • BIT OUT OF CHAPTER ONE OF "THE SHACK".
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  • THERE IS SOMETHING JOYFUL ABOUT STORMS THAT
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  • INTERRUPT ROUTINE.
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  • SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN SUDDENLY RELEASES YOU
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  • FROM EXPECTATIONS, PERFORMANCE DEMANDS, AND
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  • THE TYRANNY OF APPOINTMENTS AND
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  • SCHEDULES, AND UNLIKE ILLNESS, IT'S LARGELY A
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  • CORPORATE RATHER THAN AN INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE.
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  • ONE CAN ALMOST HEAR A UNIFIED SIGH RISE FROM
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  • THE NEARBY CITY AND SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE
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  • WHERE NATURE HAS INTERVENED TO GIVE
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  • RESPITE TO THE WEARY HUMAN SLOGGING IT OUT IN
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  • HER PURVIEW.
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  • ALL THOSE AFFECTED THIS WAY ARE UNITED BY A
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  • MUTUAL EXCUSE, AND THE HEART IS SUDDENLY AND
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  • UNEXPECTEDLY A LITTLE GIDDY.
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  • THERE WILL BE NO APOLOGIES NEEDED FOR NOT
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  • SHOWING UP TO SOME COMMITMENT OR OTHER.
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  • EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS AND SHARES IN THIS SINGULAR
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  • JUSTIFICATION, AND THE SUDDEN ALLEVIATION OF THE
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  • PRESSURE TO PRODUCE MAKES THE HEART MERRY.
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  • EVEN COMMONPLACE ACTIVITIES BECOME
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  • EXTRAORDINARY, ROUTINE CHOICES BECOME ADVENTURES
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  • AND ARE OFTEN EXPERIENCED WITH A SENSE OF
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  • HEIGHTENED CLARITY.
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  • WE'RE DOMINATED BY EXPECTATIONS.
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  • THEY RULE US.
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  • WHEN WE GET A LITTLE BREAK FROM THEM,
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  • OFTENTIMES WE HAVE A SENSE OF JOY.
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  • WE HAVE THE PRESSURE THAT'S ALLEVIATED.
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  • YOU SEE, I'VE SPENT MOST OF MY LIFE AS
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  • A FUTURE TRIPPER.
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  • THAT'S THE TERM THAT I COINED FOR IT.
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  • YOU KNOW CREATING IMAGINATIONS THAT DON'T
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  • EXIST, MOSTLY FEAR BASED.
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  • IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FUTURE AND WHAT'S GONNA GO WRONG.
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  • I MEAN, ALL MY KIDS AND THE DISEASES THAT THEY
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  • MIGHT HAVE, OR HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I BEEN TO MY
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  • OWN FUNERAL AND I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO CRIED.
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  • HOW MANY SITUATIONS, THOSE CONVERSATIONS
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  • I'M GONNA HAVE WITH THAT PERSON,
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  • THEN THEY'RE GONNA GET MAD,
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  • AND THEY'RE GONNA GO A DIFFERENT DIRECTION.
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  • AND IT HASN'T EVEN HAPPENED!
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  • FUTURE TRIPPING.
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  • AND I DECIDED I WAS DONE WITH THAT.
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  • SOMEHOW IN THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS,
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  • I WASN'T IN NEED OF CONTROL ANYMORE.
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  • WHEN YOU DEAL WITH FEAR, YOU EITHER CAN CHOOSE TO
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  • TRUST OR CONTROL.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THAT THE WORD "BELIEVE" SHOULD BE
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  • TRANSLATED MOST OF THE TIME FOR US IN THE WEST
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  • ESPECIALLY AS TRUST.
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  • WE TALK ABOUT BELIEVING IN GOD.
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  • WELL, THAT SEEMS TO BE A THING WE DO IN OUR HEADS
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  • AS AN INTELLECTUAL ASSENT TO A SET OF
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  • PROPOSITIONS OR SOMETHING.
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  • TRUST, THAT'S A WHOLE PERSON RESPONSE THAT PUTS
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  • OURSELVES INTO THE HANDS OF SOMEONE ELSE.
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  • TRUST IS A VERY DIFFERENT THING.
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  • AND SUDDENLY WHEN I DECIDED TO STAY INSIDE
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  • THE GRACE OF JUST ONE DAY,
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  • JOY BECAME A CONSTANT COMPANION. WHY?
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  • AND I WROTE ABOUT THIS AND I SAID I READ
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  • JOY'S BLOG AND JOY WROTE, FINALLY ,
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  • PAUL HAS BECOME A CONSTANT COMPANION RATHER
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  • THAN AN OCCASIONAL ACQUAINTANCE.
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  • HERE'S WHAT I WAS DOING.
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  • I WAS TAKING TODAY'S GRACE,
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  • AND WE ONLY GET GRACE FOR ONE DAY,
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  • SUFFICIENT TO THE DAY IS THE GRACE THERE OF.
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  • AND I WAS SPENDING TODAY'S GRACE ON THINGS
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  • THAT DON'T EVEN EXIST.
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  • IMAGINATIONS, TAKE EVERY EMPTY IMAGINATION THAT
  • 00:10:40.090 --> 00:10:47.050
  • RAISES ITSELF UP AGAINST THE KNOWING OF GOD.
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  • TAKE IT CAPTIVE. RIGHT? FUTURE TRIPPING.
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  • AND I'D STOPPED FUTURE TRIPPING.
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  • I DECIDED TO STAY INSIDE THE GRACE OF ONE DAY,
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  • AND GUESS WHAT?
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  • THAT WAS THE MARK THAT I HAD FINALLY BECOME A
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  • CHILD. NOT CHILDISH.
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  • I'D FINALLY BECOME CHILDLIKE.
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  • I DIDN'T HAVE A MEMORY OF BEING A CHILD.
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  • I NEVER HAD BEEN ONE.
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  • CHILDREN, THEY NATURALLY TRUST UNTIL SOMEONE
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  • TEACHES THEM THAT IT'S DANGEROUS.
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  • THEY LIVE INSIDE THE GRACE OF THE DAY.
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  • THEY DON'T HAVE A FIVE YEAR PLAN OR AN AGENDA.
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  • I MEAN, I'VE GOT MY CALENDAR NOW,
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  • BUT IF SOMETHING GOES SIDEWAYS I START LOOKING
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  • FOR THE ADVENTURE.
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  • I START LOOKING TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON.
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  • AND I HAVE GRACE ONE DAY AT A TIME.
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  • CHILDLIKENESS, THAT IS THE LIFE OF THE KINGDOM,
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  • TO LEARN HOW TO JUST SETTLE IN.
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  • WHEN YOU'RE FACING STUFF AND OUR DRAW IS IN THE
  • 00:11:50.290 --> 00:11:54.060
  • FUTURE TRIPPING, TAKE IT CAPTIVE.
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  • SAY I'M NOT GOING THERE.
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  • I'M STAYING INSIDE TODAY.
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  • ALL OF THAT IS IMAGINATION.
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT? I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF I'M
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  • GONNA BE ALIVE BY TOMORROW.
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  • SOME CELL COULD GO SIDEWAYS IN MY HEAD IN
  • 00:12:06.070 --> 00:12:08.230
  • THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, SOME TRUCK COULD COME
  • 00:12:08.250 --> 00:12:10.150
  • ACROSS THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND THAT'S ALL SHE
  • 00:12:10.170 --> 00:12:12.180
  • WROTE. IT'S IMAGINATION. IT'S NOT EVEN REAL!
  • 00:12:12.200 --> 00:12:18.050
  • AND I'M SPENDING REAL GRACE ON THINGS
  • 00:12:18.070 --> 00:12:19.290
  • THAT DON'T EXIST.
  • 00:12:20.010 --> 00:12:22.070
  • AND WHAT WOULD IT COST ME TO LET GO OF THAT
  • 00:12:22.090 --> 00:12:25.200
  • CONTROL? WELL, IT'S THE RISK OF TRUST.
  • 00:12:25.220 --> 00:12:29.010
  • I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM MY GRAND BABIES.
  • 00:12:29.030 --> 00:12:33.010
  • I'M A MUCH BETTER GRANDFATHER THAN
  • 00:12:33.030 --> 00:12:35.030
  • I EVER WAS A FATHER.
  • 00:12:35.050 --> 00:12:36.270
  • THAT'S BECAUSE I'VE GROWN AND CHANGED,
  • 00:12:36.290 --> 00:12:39.190
  • AND I'VE LEARNED TO BECOME A CHILD.
  • 00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:41.120
  • CHILDREN ARE PRESENT.
  • 00:12:41.140 --> 00:12:43.110
  • THEY'RE HERE. AND GUESS WHAT?
  • 00:12:43.130 --> 00:12:45.200
  • IN THE PRESENCE, IN THE PRESENT,
  • 00:12:45.220 --> 00:12:49.030
  • THERE IS FULLNESS OF JOY.
  • 00:12:49.050 --> 00:12:52.290
  • AND JOY BECAME A CONSTANT COMPANION.
  • 00:12:53.010 --> 00:12:55.090
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:12:55.110 --> 00:13:05.230
  • [UPLIFTING MUSIC]
  • 00:13:05.230 --> 00:13:13.070
  • THREE LITTLE WONDERFUL STORIES, CHILDLIKENESS.
  • 00:13:14.220 --> 00:13:17.190
  • WE HAVE AN ADOPTED GRANDDAUGHTER.
  • 00:13:17.210 --> 00:13:21.000
  • OUR SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW ADOPTED
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  • HER FROM UGANDA.
  • 00:13:23.100 --> 00:13:24.280
  • SHE CAME OUT OF A VERY DIFFICULT BACKGROUND,
  • 00:13:25.000 --> 00:13:27.160
  • A CHILD OF INCEST.
  • 00:13:27.180 --> 00:13:29.140
  • AND HER NAME IS MAZIE WHICH MEANS LONGED FOR CHILD.
  • 00:13:29.160 --> 00:13:35.030
  • IT TOOK A LONG TIME FOR THEM TO GET
  • 00:13:35.050 --> 00:13:39.170
  • MAZIE OUT OF UGANDA.
  • 00:13:39.190 --> 00:13:41.220
  • AND WHILE OUR SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW WERE OVER
  • 00:13:41.240 --> 00:13:43.250
  • THERE GOING THROUGH ALL THE RED TAPE AND
  • 00:13:43.270 --> 00:13:46.090
  • BUREAUCRACY, THE CHILDREN THAT ARE SIBLINGS TO MAZIE
  • 00:13:46.110 --> 00:13:51.150
  • WERE STAYING AT GRANDMA AND GRANDPA'S HOUSE.
  • 00:13:51.170 --> 00:13:53.190
  • ELLE WAS ABOUT FIVE, MAYBE ALMOST SIX AT THE
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:57.020
  • TIME, AND WE WERE DRIVING ALONG IN THE CAR ONE DAY
  • 00:13:57.040 --> 00:13:59.150
  • AND ELLE SAYS, "HEY GRAMPS, AFTER MAZIE'S BEEN HERE
  • 00:13:59.170 --> 00:14:04.270
  • FOR A WHILE, WILL SHE TURN WHITE?"
  • 00:14:04.290 --> 00:14:09.110
  • I SAID, "NO."
  • 00:14:09.130 --> 00:14:11.230
  • SHE SAID, "YOU MEAN SHE'S ALWAYS GONNA BE BROWN?"
  • 00:14:11.250 --> 00:14:15.110
  • I SAID, "YEAH."
  • 00:14:15.130 --> 00:14:17.260
  • ELLE THINKS ABOUT IT FOR A SECOND AND THEN SAYS,
  • 00:14:17.280 --> 00:14:20.160
  • "GOOD! THIS FAMILY NEEDS MORE BROWN BABIES."
  • 00:14:20.180 --> 00:14:25.260
  • SIMPLICITY OF A CHILD, THE WONDER OF CHILDLIKENESS.
  • 00:14:25.280 --> 00:14:31.220
  • ONE DAY OUR OLDEST GRANDSON WHO WAS TALKING
  • 00:14:31.240 --> 00:14:36.030
  • TO HIS DAD SAYS TO HIM, "HEY DAD,
  • 00:14:36.050 --> 00:14:39.200
  • DO YOU THINK JESUS EVER MADE MISTAKES?"
  • 00:14:39.220 --> 00:14:41.270
  • AND OUR SON SAYS, "WELL, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • 00:14:41.290 --> 00:14:47.020
  • A LOT OF SMART PEOPLE HAVE WONDERED ABOUT THAT."
  • 00:14:47.040 --> 00:14:50.030
  • AND HE THINKS ABOUT IT FOR A SECOND AND HE SAYS,
  • 00:14:50.050 --> 00:14:54.240
  • "YEP, I THINK HE MADE MISTAKES BECAUSE HOW
  • 00:14:54.260 --> 00:14:58.050
  • ELSE COULD HE HAVE LEARNED ANYTHING?"
  • 00:14:58.070 --> 00:15:00.140
  • WE HAVE THIS IMAGINATION ABOUT THE HUMANITY OF
  • 00:15:00.160 --> 00:15:03.220
  • JESUS AS IF HE CRIED ON QUEUE AS A BABY OR
  • 00:15:03.240 --> 00:15:08.090
  • POOPED WHEN IT WAS ONLY APPROPRIATE.
  • 00:15:08.110 --> 00:15:10.190
  • JESUS IS A HUMAN BEING.
  • 00:15:10.210 --> 00:15:12.250
  • YOU KNOW THERE'S A REASON MAYBE THAT HE NEVER TELLS
  • 00:15:12.270 --> 00:15:16.020
  • PARABLES ABOUT BEING A CARPENTER.
  • 00:15:16.040 --> 00:15:17.270
  • MAYBE HE WASN'T VERY GOOD AT IT.
  • 00:15:17.290 --> 00:15:19.290
  • I MEAN THERE WAS NO BIG THING ABOUT
  • 00:15:20.010 --> 00:15:21.130
  • YOU GOTTA GO TO NAZARETH,
  • 00:15:21.150 --> 00:15:23.000
  • THERE'S A GUY THAT MAKES PERFECT DOORS!
  • 00:15:23.020 --> 00:15:25.030
  • SO HE'S A HUMAN BEING, HE GOT MISTAKES WRONG ON HIS
  • 00:15:25.050 --> 00:15:28.040
  • MATH TEST AND THIS LITTLE CHILD UNDERSTANDS THAT.
  • 00:15:28.060 --> 00:15:33.000
  • I'M THRILLED THAT HE ALREADY KNOWS THAT IT'S
  • 00:15:33.020 --> 00:15:37.070
  • OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES. MISTAKES AREN'T SIN.
  • 00:15:37.090 --> 00:15:39.280
  • IT'S PART OF BEING HUMAN.
  • 00:15:40.000 --> 00:15:41.160
  • HOW ELSE ARE YOU GONNA LEARN ANYTHING?
  • 00:15:41.180 --> 00:15:43.180
  • LAST LITTLE STORY AND THIS IS JUST KIND OF
  • 00:15:43.200 --> 00:15:45.220
  • A WONDER STORY.
  • 00:15:45.240 --> 00:15:48.040
  • MY FAMILY, MY PARENTS, MY SISTER, MY BROTHER,
  • 00:15:48.060 --> 00:15:52.030
  • THEY ALL LIVE UP IN BRITISH COLOMBIA,
  • 00:15:52.050 --> 00:15:54.080
  • AND I WAS UP VISITING THEM,
  • 00:15:54.100 --> 00:15:55.210
  • AND WE WERE IN A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS,
  • 00:15:55.230 --> 00:15:58.170
  • AND THERE WAS A GUY THERE WHO'S A DOCTOR FROM SOUTH
  • 00:15:58.190 --> 00:16:01.170
  • AFRICA WHO HAD MIGRATED INTO CANADA AND HAD A
  • 00:16:01.190 --> 00:16:04.080
  • PRACTICE UP IN BRITISH COLOMBIA UP WHERE MY
  • 00:16:04.100 --> 00:16:06.160
  • FOLKS LIVE, AND HE TOLD US THIS STORY.
  • 00:16:06.180 --> 00:16:11.060
  • IN HIS JOURNEY FROM SOUTH AFRICA,
  • 00:16:11.080 --> 00:16:15.030
  • HE HAD HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS,
  • 00:16:15.050 --> 00:16:16.240
  • BUT HE WAS VERY NEW.
  • 00:16:16.260 --> 00:16:20.090
  • AND HE KNEW THAT PRAYING WAS A GOOD IDEA AND
  • 00:16:20.110 --> 00:16:23.050
  • DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S SIMPLY A
  • 00:16:23.070 --> 00:16:25.250
  • CONVERSATION, RIGHT?
  • 00:16:25.270 --> 00:16:27.120
  • YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION AND YOU LISTEN AND YOU
  • 00:16:27.140 --> 00:16:29.040
  • TALK AND YOU LISTEN.
  • 00:16:29.060 --> 00:16:31.030
  • IT'S JUST LIKE KNOWING ANY PERSON.
  • 00:16:31.050 --> 00:16:33.260
  • BUT HE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS MORE OF A RELIGIOUS
  • 00:16:33.280 --> 00:16:37.260
  • KIND OF THING, BUT HE REALLY WANTED TO
  • 00:16:37.280 --> 00:16:40.220
  • PRAY FOR HIS PATIENTS.
  • 00:16:40.240 --> 00:16:42.190
  • NOW, HE'S AN ONCOLOGIST AND DEALT WITH PEOPLE IN
  • 00:16:42.210 --> 00:16:47.200
  • THE LAST STAGES OF DEATH AND DYING.
  • 00:16:47.220 --> 00:16:51.060
  • AND SO WHEN IT WAS APPROPRIATE,
  • 00:16:51.080 --> 00:16:54.030
  • NOBODY WAS AROUND, HE WOULD GO IN AND HE WOULD
  • 00:16:54.050 --> 00:16:56.150
  • PRAY FOR HIS PATIENT,
  • 00:16:56.170 --> 00:16:58.260
  • MOST OF THE TIME THEY WERE IN COMA.
  • 00:16:58.280 --> 00:17:00.280
  • AND HE SAID HE WASN'T VERY GOOD AT IT AND
  • 00:17:01.000 --> 00:17:03.270
  • DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS SAYING.
  • 00:17:03.290 --> 00:17:05.210
  • BUT HE'D GO AND DO THIS.
  • 00:17:05.230 --> 00:17:08.020
  • THERE WAS ONE PARTICULAR ELDERLY
  • 00:17:08.040 --> 00:17:09.120
  • LADY, OBVIOUSLY SHE WAS CLOSE TO DEATH.
  • 00:17:09.140 --> 00:17:11.220
  • HER RESPIRATIONS WERE DOWN ABOUT TWO A MINUTE,
  • 00:17:11.240 --> 00:17:14.190
  • AND IT WAS CLOSE.
  • 00:17:14.210 --> 00:17:17.070
  • AND HE WAS WAY PAST HIS END OF SHIFT.
  • 00:17:17.090 --> 00:17:20.050
  • AND HE WENT IN THERE ANYWAY TO SEE IF HE COULD
  • 00:17:20.070 --> 00:17:22.200
  • JUST PRAY WITH HER BEFORE SHE SLIPPED
  • 00:17:22.220 --> 00:17:25.000
  • THROUGH THE THIN PLACE.
  • 00:17:25.020 --> 00:17:26.250
  • AND HER FAMILY HAD ALREADY GATHERED AROUND
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:29.220
  • HER AND SO SHE WASN'T AVAILABLE.
  • 00:17:29.240 --> 00:17:33.020
  • AND HE CLOSED THE CURTAIN,
  • 00:17:33.040 --> 00:17:36.040
  • TURNED HIS BACK AND IN A QUIET VOICE SAID WHAT HE
  • 00:17:36.060 --> 00:17:41.220
  • THOUGHT WAS APPROPRIATE,
  • 00:17:41.240 --> 00:17:43.160
  • "DEAR GOD, BLESS HER AS SHE STEPS THROUGH AND
  • 00:17:43.180 --> 00:17:47.000
  • INTO YOUR EMBRACE."
  • 00:17:47.020 --> 00:17:50.210
  • AND THEN HE WALKED BACK TO THE NURSE'S STATION
  • 00:17:50.230 --> 00:17:52.260
  • AND SIGNED OUT. HE SAID, LET ME TAKE HER PAPERS
  • 00:17:52.280 --> 00:17:55.220
  • AND I'LL SIGN THEM.
  • 00:17:55.240 --> 00:17:57.070
  • YOU JUST PUT IN T.O.D., TIME OF DEATH.
  • 00:17:57.090 --> 00:18:00.100
  • GREAT. HE GOES HOME.
  • 00:18:00.120 --> 00:18:02.160
  • NEXT MORNING, HE COMES BACK TO THE HOSPITAL AND
  • 00:18:02.180 --> 00:18:05.250
  • HE'S DOING HIS ROUNDS, AND HE LOOKS IN EXPECTING
  • 00:18:05.270 --> 00:18:08.090
  • TO SEE THAT THAT ROOM IS EMPTY,
  • 00:18:08.110 --> 00:18:10.110
  • AND SHE'S SITTING UP IN BED.
  • 00:18:10.130 --> 00:18:13.080
  • AND WHEN SHE SPOTS HIM, SHE DOES THIS.
  • 00:18:13.100 --> 00:18:15.270
  • [MOTIONS FOR HIM TO COME NEAR]
  • 00:18:15.290 --> 00:18:17.260
  • AND HE WALKS OVER TO HER AND SHE SAYS, "SON,
  • 00:18:17.280 --> 00:18:22.100
  • THAT WAS THE WORST PRAYER I'VE EVER HEARD
  • 00:18:22.120 --> 00:18:25.220
  • SO I ASKED GOD IF I COULD STAY AN EXTRA DAY
  • 00:18:25.240 --> 00:18:27.260
  • AND TEACH YOU HOW TO PRAY." AND SHE DID.
  • 00:18:27.280 --> 00:18:32.030
  • IT WAS EITHER THE NEXT DAY OR THE DAY AFTER
  • 00:18:32.050 --> 00:18:33.280
  • THAT SHE PASSED AWAY.
  • 00:18:34.000 --> 00:18:36.030
  • BUT THIS DOCTOR SAYS WITH TEARS IN HIS EYES,
  • 00:18:36.050 --> 00:18:37.220
  • "SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO PRAY."
  • 00:18:37.240 --> 00:18:41.040
  • THE WONDER OF CHILDREN WHO LIVE INSIDE THE GRACE OF ONE
  • 00:18:41.060 --> 00:18:46.190
  • DAY, WHO LIVE IN A WORLD OF EXPECTANCY.
  • 00:18:46.210 --> 00:18:50.130
  • THIS IS THE KINGDOM.
  • 00:18:50.150 --> 00:18:52.110
  • THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DRAWN TO AND ATTRACTED TO WHEN IT
  • 00:18:52.130 --> 00:18:55.250
  • COMES TO THE LIFE OF A CHILD.
  • 00:18:55.270 --> 00:18:58.160
  • THIS IS A WORLD THAT HAS YET TO BE EXPLORED AND
  • 00:18:58.180 --> 00:19:02.250
  • DISCOVERED; INSIDE THE GRACE OF JUST ONE DAY.
  • 00:19:02.270 --> 00:19:11.030
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:19:11.050 --> 00:19:22.260
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:19:22.260 --> 00:19:30.080
  • - I THINK CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TEACH US A LOT
  • 00:19:30.100 --> 00:19:33.030
  • ABOUT STAYING IN THE PRESENCE OF JOY AND BEING
  • 00:19:33.050 --> 00:19:38.240
  • OUTSIDE OF THE BOUNDARIES OF EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:19:38.260 --> 00:19:43.110
  • AND THEN THERE ARE THOSE PEOPLE THAT ENTER OUR LIVES
  • 00:19:43.130 --> 00:19:45.160
  • WHO ARE LIKE GROWN UP CHILDREN, AND THEY REMIND US
  • 00:19:45.180 --> 00:19:49.020
  • THAT THERE IS NOTHING ORDINARY,
  • 00:19:49.040 --> 00:19:50.260
  • THAT EVERYTHING IS EXTRAORDINARY.
  • 00:19:50.280 --> 00:19:54.120
  • I THINK IT WAS C.S. LEWIS THAT SAID, "YOU'LL NEVER
  • 00:19:54.140 --> 00:19:56.240
  • MEET AN ORDINARY HUMAN BEING."
  • 00:19:56.260 --> 00:19:59.050
  • ONE OF MY FRIENDS WHO IS LIKE THAT IS BOB GOFF.
  • 00:19:59.070 --> 00:20:05.030
  • HE WROTE THIS LITTLE BOOK CALLED "LOVE DOES".
  • 00:20:05.050 --> 00:20:08.070
  • IT'S BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL, AND BOB IS LIKE
  • 00:20:08.090 --> 00:20:10.120
  • TEN CHILDREN WRAPPED UP INTO A MAN'S BODY.
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:15.210
  • HE IS CHILD-LIKE.
  • 00:20:15.230 --> 00:20:19.000
  • HE'S ALSO A REALLY GOOD CORPORATE ATTORNEY, KIND OF
  • 00:20:19.020 --> 00:20:22.290
  • AN ODD JUXTAPOSITION.
  • 00:20:23.010 --> 00:20:24.280
  • HE HELPED UGANDA WRITE THEIR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
  • 00:20:25.000 --> 00:20:28.000
  • HE FLIES A UGANDAN FLAG ALONG WITH THE AMERICAN FLAG
  • 00:20:28.020 --> 00:20:31.150
  • AT HIS HOUSE IN SAN DIEGO.
  • 00:20:31.170 --> 00:20:33.220
  • AND HE HAS DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY.
  • 00:20:33.240 --> 00:20:35.200
  • HAVEN'T WE ALL KIND OF WISHED FOR DIPLOMATIC
  • 00:20:35.220 --> 00:20:38.210
  • IMMUNITY? EVEN THOUGH WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS
  • 00:20:38.230 --> 00:20:40.020
  • MOST OF THE TIME.
  • 00:20:40.040 --> 00:20:42.180
  • BOB LIKES TO DO THINGS THAT ARE SORT OF OUTSIDE THE
  • 00:20:42.200 --> 00:20:47.160
  • BOUNDARIES, LIKE A CHILD.
  • 00:20:47.180 --> 00:20:51.030
  • FOR EXAMPLE, HE TOLD ME ONE TIME THAT IF I WANTED TO, HE
  • 00:20:51.050 --> 00:20:55.280
  • COULD MAKE ME AN ENVOY, A DIPLOMATIC ENVOY.
  • 00:20:56.000 --> 00:21:00.210
  • AND HE SAID THE NICE THING ABOUT A DIPLOMATIC ENVOY IS
  • 00:21:00.230 --> 00:21:03.100
  • THAT YOU CAN SET UP APPOINTMENTS WITH WHOEVER
  • 00:21:03.120 --> 00:21:05.270
  • YOU WANT, AND THEY SORT OF HAVE TO TAKE THEM.
  • 00:21:05.290 --> 00:21:09.120
  • AND BECAUSE BOB IS THE COUNSEL FOR THE UGANDAN
  • 00:21:09.140 --> 00:21:12.110
  • GOVERNMENT, HE CAN DO THINGS LIKE THIS.
  • 00:21:12.130 --> 00:21:16.050
  • SO HE AND A FRIEND OF OURS NAMED DON MILLER, AND YOU
  • 00:21:16.070 --> 00:21:20.010
  • MIGHT KNOW DONALD BECAUSE HE WROTE "BLUE LIGHT JAZZ" AND
  • 00:21:20.030 --> 00:21:22.010
  • A BUNCH OF OTHER THINGS THAT ARE WONDERFUL, HE AND DONALD
  • 00:21:22.030 --> 00:21:26.190
  • DECIDE TO GO VISIT AN EMBASSY, AND BOB MAKES DON
  • 00:21:26.210 --> 00:21:30.170
  • AN ENVOY FOR THE DAY, AND THEY CALL UP
  • 00:21:30.190 --> 00:21:34.070
  • THE MYANMAR EMBASSY.
  • 00:21:34.090 --> 00:21:37.260
  • AND AT THAT TIME, MYANMAR WAS ONE OF THOSE COUNTRIES
  • 00:21:37.280 --> 00:21:41.110
  • THAT WAS NUMBER ONE FOR RIGHTS ABUSES, AND OUTSIDE
  • 00:21:41.130 --> 00:21:46.060
  • OF THE EMBASSY THERE WERE PICKETERS AND POLICE AND ALL
  • 00:21:46.080 --> 00:21:51.000
  • OF THIS, AND THEY CALLED UP AND MADE AN APPOINTMENT, AND
  • 00:21:51.020 --> 00:21:53.270
  • OF COURSE THEY TOOK THE APPOINTMENT.
  • 00:21:53.290 --> 00:21:56.000
  • SO BOB AND DON GET THERE, AND THEY'RE IMMEDIATELY
  • 00:21:56.020 --> 00:22:00.030
  • ESCORTED BEHIND ALL PICKETERS AND THE POLICE AND
  • 00:22:00.050 --> 00:22:03.090
  • THE GUARDS AND EVERYTHING UP TO MEET THE AMBASSADOR, AND
  • 00:22:03.110 --> 00:22:06.290
  • THE AMBASSADOR SAYS, "SO WHY DID YOU CALL THIS MEETING?"
  • 00:22:07.010 --> 00:22:11.060
  • AND BOB SAID, "I JUST WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU HAD
  • 00:22:11.080 --> 00:22:14.050
  • ANY FRIENDS HERE.
  • 00:22:14.070 --> 00:22:15.270
  • I JUST WANTED TO BE YOUR FRIEND."
  • 00:22:15.290 --> 00:22:18.200
  • AND THEY WERE A LITTLE STUNNED AND THEY SAID, "SO IS THAT ALL?"
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:25.080
  • BOB SAID, "WELL, I WAS WONDERING.
  • 00:22:25.100 --> 00:22:29.120
  • IF I GO TO MYANMAR, CAN I BUY PIZZA?"
  • 00:22:29.140 --> 00:22:36.140
  • "PIZZA?" BOB SAYS, "WELL, YOU LIKE PIZZA, RIGHT?"
  • 00:22:36.160 --> 00:22:41.060
  • "OH, WE LOVE PIZZA."
  • 00:22:41.080 --> 00:22:43.010
  • "SO IF I GO TO MYANMAR, CAN I BUY SOME PIZZA?"
  • 00:22:43.030 --> 00:22:45.230
  • "NO, WE DON'T HAVE ANY PIZZA IN MYANMAR."
  • 00:22:45.250 --> 00:22:48.290
  • BOB SAID, "OKAY, WELL, IT'S BEEN GREAT TO MEET YOU."
  • 00:22:49.010 --> 00:22:53.250
  • AND HE AND DON LEAVE.
  • 00:22:53.270 --> 00:22:56.050
  • FOR 30 DAYS IN A ROW, BOB WOULD CALL UP THIS CERTAIN
  • 00:22:56.070 --> 00:22:59.090
  • PIZZA COMPANY AND HAVE THEM DELIVER A PIZZA.
  • 00:22:59.110 --> 00:23:02.270
  • AND IT'S ONE OF THOSE WHERE ON YOUR LITTLE I-PHONE
  • 00:23:02.290 --> 00:23:06.060
  • OR YOUR LITTLE SMART PHONE, IT WILL TELL YOU WHEN
  • 00:23:06.080 --> 00:23:08.090
  • THEY MAKE IT, AND WHEN IT'S EN ROUTE,
  • 00:23:08.110 --> 00:23:11.040
  • AND WHEN THEY DELIVER IT.
  • 00:23:11.060 --> 00:23:12.260
  • AND EVERY TIME IT DINGED HIS PHONE AND THEY DELIVERED IT,
  • 00:23:12.280 --> 00:23:15.170
  • HE WOULD CALL UP THE EMBASSY,
  • 00:23:15.190 --> 00:23:18.050
  • "DID YOU GET THE PIZZA?"
  • 00:23:18.070 --> 00:23:20.000
  • AND BY THE END OF 30 DAYS, BOB WAS INVITED
  • 00:23:20.020 --> 00:23:23.110
  • INTO THEIR HOMES.
  • 00:23:23.130 --> 00:23:25.060
  • HE WAS INVITED INTO THEIR WORLD.
  • 00:23:25.080 --> 00:23:27.290
  • AND HE SAYS TO ME, "YOU KNOW, A YEAR LATER, A LOT OF
  • 00:23:28.010 --> 00:23:31.160
  • THE HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES CHANGED IN MYANMAR.
  • 00:23:31.180 --> 00:23:34.220
  • DON'T HAVE ANY CLUE WHETHER IT HAD ANYTHING AT ALL
  • 00:23:34.240 --> 00:23:38.160
  • TO DO WITH PIZZA."
  • 00:23:38.180 --> 00:23:40.240
  • BUT RELATIONSHIP IS EVERYTHING.
  • 00:23:40.260 --> 00:23:42.240
  • WE ARE DESIGNED FOR RELATIONSHIP,
  • 00:23:42.260 --> 00:23:45.110
  • AND WE ARE EXTRAORDINARY.
  • 00:23:45.130 --> 00:23:48.140
  • NOTHING IS ORDINARY, AND THE CREATIVITY OF GOD ALLOWS US
  • 00:23:48.160 --> 00:23:54.140
  • TO PARTICIPATE IN PLAYING LIKE CHILDREN.
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  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN
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  • SOMETHING REVOLUTIONARY?
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  • IT'S PROBABLY NOT WHAT YOU THINK, BUT IT IS AT THE
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  • HEART OF PRAYER AND TRANSFORMATION, AND I THINK
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  • IT'S REVOLUTIONARY.
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  • IT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD, AND THAT'S THE ACT OF
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  • CONTEMPLATION; TAKING A BREAK FROM ALL THE NOISE OF
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  • THE WORLD, ALL THE INCESSANT DEMANDS, AND LISTENING,
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  • THINKING, MEDITATING; REVOLUTIONARY.
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  • YOU KNOW, WE'RE SURROUNDED BY WONDER, NOT JUST IN THIS
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  • KIND OF PLACE, WHICH IS FULL OF WONDER, BUT IN OUR LIVES.
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  • AND ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE CAN OPEN OUR
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  • EYES IS GRATITUDE.
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  • WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR.
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  • SO HERE'S WHAT I'D LIKE YOU TO DO.
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  • TAKE SOME TIME AND THINK ABOUT THE THINGS AND THE
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  • PEOPLE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES, EVEN, THAT
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  • YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR. WRITE THEM DOWN.
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  • YOU KNOW, IT EVEN MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO TELL THEM.
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