Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bridging the gap...

This is my 2,500th post on the ol' nanolog... a hefty achievement, if I do say so myself.

Since Monday, 12th September 2005 I have sought to discuss the things I dig... be it matters of faith or the latest tunes I am listening to... places and spaces I have been... things that have inspired and informed and encouraged me... and I now get approximately 100 or so readers on a daily basis. Unfortunately I can't post as frenetically as I have in the past... but I am always working on bringing new ideas and an overall quality experience to the party.

I don't get anything for doing this... I think I have received one CD to review (Priestess back in June 2006) and yet I am far better off for doing it. I have built so many relationships through this blog (and other channels... like Twitter) that more than justify my time commitment.

So anyway... what's with the title to this post?

We are all called to bridge the gap... this blog is one way I try to bridge the gap... to make connections... to join up the "us" with the "them" to make a larger "us".

We are called to seek out purposeful / meaningful inclusivity... to heal rifts and take the first step... make the first move... to hold out our hands and reach... reach... reach out... in reconciliation and humility.

We are all unique. We all have passions... interests... obsessions... that can and do connect us with people. Use them.

Sometimes crossing bridges is a risky thing to do. Trust me... the bridge above is a very scary place late at night. It is only properly lit at the side the picture is taken from... the side you are looking to is pretty dark.

Thing is... in the time I have been writing this blog... I've been on a personal journey. One of faith and purpose. I have come to realise the simple fact that God is out there... over the bridge... in this big bad "world"... and we just need to get over the bridge, identify where He is at work and offer to help out. There is no point in asking God to bless what you want to do... if it is not in alignment with His mission... with His plans. What we need to do is simply and humbly acknowledge where He is at work and join in... roll up our sleaves... get stuck in.

We can't do this from the comfort of our "side"... we need to leave our space and cross the bridge... move on out and over. That's the whole deal with incarnation. God cross the bridge. So should we.

I am grateful for all the opportunities that have been presented to me through this ol' nanolog. I hope & pray that this space online can continue to grow as a place of inclusion and love.

Thank you to everyone who has journeyed with me. My life has changed for the better because of you all!

Here's to the next 2,500 posts.

Picture posted with LifeCast... thoughts added later... by hand... from my fingers to my MacBook to the 'tinterweb.

1 comment:

Angus Mathie said...

Well done, Thomas, this is a marvellous achievement! I have always enjoyed and learned from ideas within the Nanolog and long may it continue. I realize the effort is considerable but it is worthwhile. God bless you in this forum.


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