Well, we've finished 12 weeks of our introduction to wholeness ethics. It was received very well and staff have been very supportive. It's a blessing.
We will be starting
another group in about a week with new guys. About 25 of the
guys who just went through will move over into our "Stewards" portion of
the project. This is where we focus more on integrating these things
and putting them out to others in our community.
I tell them
that the first 12 weeks are about learning the principles of wholeness ethics, but it takes a lifetime to
integrate or habitualize them. We sometimes talk about what we would do
if someone drops a wallet with lot of money in it. I like to point out
that our goal isn't to figure out the right answer to that question but
to reach a point where it isn't even a question. That's integration.
same is true with larger ethical questions like loving all people
unconditionally — even those who may have ill will toward us. Who can do
that without practicing it? But our goal is to bring it to the point
where it's not even a question. Until we get it to that point it remains
So, we go now out of the classroom and into a
community and begin the lifelong work of integrating wholeness thinking
into our personal lives and into our relationships. I'm excited about it
and grateful to all who make it possible and care about it — including
all of you.