The word system is bandied about a lot today, so that it's almost become a cliché. But cliches are born from an initial insight. In this case, it is about the power of organising principles that we tell about ourselves, each other, and the world to cohere us in a common purpose.
There is a moment in each of our lives, when we will get punched in the face. Not by anyone in particular (although this does happen) but it’s generally by an unseen hand of life. Either way, it is seldom forgotten. This is my version of that.
In these stranger days and stranger still times, we can appear to be starved for fresh ideas on how to approach each other. If we use the same tools, we will get the same result. We need a way of rejuvenating the way we discern.
What I can do is tell you about this ver present starting point, and hope that it’s instructive to those of you out there who might, too, be blog-curious.