“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
Turns out the quote everyone attributes to Parker Palmer was never uttered by Parker Palmer.
Other lessons learned in this episode: Community organizing during social unrest, Thomas Merton saving the bacon, communism working in the monastery, incarnation politics, internal work, being on the brink of everything and getting old, the ambivalence of “meaning,” contemplative time, depression and medication.
For episode #171, I had the honor of talking with Parker Palmer about his new book On The Brink Of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old.
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