There is nothing wrong with this stance – “clinging to the Rock” is a place I have been often, and expect to be again.

But I confess I would have needed to do less clinging if I didn’t start by reading the world as a “fixing up the mess” kind of world. The more “front foot” I am listening to Jesus stories, the more I spend my emotions and energies building forward. The hope of the resurrection includes carrying forward the best of who I have become while walking and talking here with Jesus and his wider family (other sons and daughters of the living god I meet). So its worth exercising my talents and shaping my character for the kingdom.