… and, also, The Long View

All that I said about only needing to see far enough ahead is true.
But also, there is this…
There is a need to have a long view: not necessarily of the path, but of the destination.

To have that sense of where-we-are-headed.
Not exactly where, perhaps, but to have some idea.

We talked about this at Student Soul’s Lunch and a Thought last year:

Having a long view might help us endure difficult seasons, or challenging experiences –
where those seasons and challenges are necessary or inevitable.

Keeping the end-goal of a fulfilling job can help with the grind of assignments and the anxiety of professional placements.

In part, it is about the “Why?” of what we are doing.
Keeping a greater purpose in mind.
The long view.


Lynne is Jack Somerville Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at Otago University; Director and Researcher for AngelWings Ltd; and, most importantly, wife-of-Steve; mumma of Shannon and Kayli; and daughter, sister, friend, aunt (and other essential relational connections). She’s passionate about helping people discover and grow in relationship with God. Also coffee. And creativity. And sunrises. Beaches. All sorts of good things.