Advanced Bootcamp 2010

I look at the calendar, it’s the first of December!? Really? You have got to be kidding me! Where did the time go?

I am on my way to Colorado for Advanced. Yet again I feel rushed, not ready. I was going to prepare, read some books, pray, ask God for advance words. Instead I spend all of November rushing and now I have spent the night before this important Journey prepping the Sunday meeting presentation and other loose ends.

It fells like it was a lifetime ago I went to Wales and God started this deep healing process. I hope for deeper healing, restoration and freedom, but I have doubts. I feel deeply that I have squandered my talents, I have not prepared as I should have…

Will God show up yet again, will I have invested my time wisely, going across the globe to spend four days in prayer on a mountain? A voice whispers in my mind: “you are a fool”. I press on, maybe I am a fool, but then I’ll be a fool for God at least, chasing the wild goose all the way up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

To be continued …

About Patrik Olterman

Patrik Olterman is a progressive theologian living in the southern Sweden. Married to Hanna Olterman and the proud father of Angelina, Anja and Mio. Inspired by the perennial tradition and the mystics of the past as well as the Queer and Radical theologians of the now. Influences range from Rumi, Hafiz, Kabir, Meister Eckhart, St John of the cross, via Thomas Merton and Whitehead to Richard Rohr, Bruce Epperly, Catherine Keller, Brian Mclaren and Peter Rollins.