SPIRITUAL FORMATION - Th3 Simple Questions are not answers, they are the tools by which we can probe deeply into our life, love, loss, family, and culture. The Spirit that forms the answers forms the one that answers the questions as well. I focused the questions like a lens on a different part of my life, turned the lens slightly, and was surprised by what appeared. This book is an invitation to try it yourself.
Use the three simple questions: “Who Am I?”, “Why Am I Here?” and “What Do I Want?” as prompts for journaling and deep reflection. At the core of faith are questions, not answers.
The midnight shift from Detroit, Dusseldof, Detroit, to Kathmandu... very tough. I used to work it, loading trucks. Got to develop an inner life. The three simplequestions help.
Th3 Simple Questions
I work the midnight shift from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. or some other ungodly hours. I may work the dimly lit warehouse, the brightly lit manufacturing shop floor, the color-balanced print shop, loading trucks, unloading trucks, sorting, boxing, feeding parts into the machine or whatever repetitive task is required to keep the shift work going in Cuautitlan, Kathmandu, Sao Paulo, Dusseldorf, Detroit or wherever. It’s pretty much the same repetitive, soul-numbing work. Or worse, it could be something like telemarketing: cold-calling, 98% rejection, which is hard not to take personally. Mostly to get through the shift I had to build a shell, wear a mask, mentally put on armor, or create a persona, certainly split my inner life from my outer job. It’s called the gap in the soul. It can happen with ANY job, even white-collar jobs and service jobs. It becomes a real problem when the protective sheath gets too hard or fixed and is something you can’t escape from or get out of and you get stuck. It can happen. You can see it sometimes.