This the last v…

This the last verse of a poem my father taught me by Oliver Wendell Holmes titled “The Chambered Nautilus”. It is about the spiraling shell of the nautilus that is created as it grows. This metaphor for leaving behind outgrown views and ways of thinking has been a foundation for becoming mission minded as a disciple of Christ.

“Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length art free, Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting sea!”

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About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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