It's Leap Day!! Whether you're one of the special few who have a birthday only once every four years, or simply confused by the extra day on the calendar, everyone is welcome to join in and play our Leap Year Friday Five.
Tell us about a time you:
1. Leapt before looked
I often leap before I look. Even though I try to slow down and examine choices as logically as possible, in reality almost every major choice I’ve made in my life has, ultimately, been based on sheer intuition and following the call of my heart rather than carefully looking at what’s before me. And, though the end result has at times been very painful, I’m not sure I’d have it any other way.
2. Leapt to a conclusion
I do that more than I’d like to remember!
3. Took a Leap of Faith
The summer I left working in a law firm to go to work as an intern in a church was a leap of faith—financially, yes, but also spiritually. Leaving my full-time teaching position so my mother could die as she wished at home was a leap of faith. My going through the ordination process despite a lot of resistance at home was a leap of faith. My staying in the Presbyterian Church now when it continues to be so homophobic and when charges keep appearing against those of us who are lgbt and lgbt-friendly feels like a continual leaping.
4. Took a literal Leap
Most unexpected, memorable leap was on
The mystery of where to leap next is what I’m trying hard to stay open to these days. You’d think after all the years of doing it, it’d get easier, but it hasn’t. But I guess it’s like W.H. Auden says in Look Before You Leap:
“ The sense of danger must not disappear:
The way is certainly both short and steep,
However gradual it looks from here;
Look if you like, but you will have to leap.”