24 Sep

Great Piece of Writing on Overcoming Fear
Reminds me as well of a Great Rob Bell Talk from Greenbelt 2009

Matthew's Journal

The other day a good friend of mine and of Tearfund’s – Alphonso Wieland – shared a very thought-provoking reflection on Luke 5:1-11. In the passage the fisherman are failing to catch any fish in spite of their best efforts. Alphonso observed that we often find ourselves in similar circumstances – we’re doing all we can, not seeing any obvious results, and not feeling up to the task, and weighed down by it all.

He then showed us a TED talk given by Elizabeth Gilbert who shot to fame a few years ago after writing a surprise International best seller – “Eat, Pray, Love”. I have not read the book: it’s a memoir in which she recounts her own battle with divorce, depression, heartbreak and journey to a fuller, flourishing life.

Having written this best seller, Gilbert found people would regularly come up to her and ask this question: “Aren’t…

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