Sitting in our morning lecture, and I have a whole train of thoughts competing with, and in response to, what Todd Johnson has to share this morning.
I got to thinking about what kind of theatre I might want to do and I returned again to the idea of shows with questions, ideas and topics that stir people up into conversation and even to action. Seeing theatre as a potential catalyst for the community, for the church. And then I heard the naysayer in my head. “Bleeding heart”
Well, perhaps our hearts need to bleed a little now and then. This world can be so hard and cold, and we bind up our hearts tightly just to survive, but what starts out as a necessity becomes a comfort zone that we retreat into, reticent to stray from. A survival tool transforms into a defensive weapon that ultimately chokes us off, and slowly kills us with hardness.
It is the subtlest suicide.