What I worry about

I have an increasing conviction that an old world is crumbling under its own corrupt weight and that something new and interesting is beginning to emerge in its place. But two things worry me. Firstly that the new thing isn't working itself out as fast as the old thing is falling apart. And secondly that we will be tempted to turn the new thing into a thing. I have referred before to when Stowe Boyd first used the word "movement" to describe what we were seeing emerging around us and that this made me feel nervous. What we have here is too fragile and precious to turn it into an "-ism" or an "-ology". As soon as we do that it will start to it will develop its creeds, orthodoxies and priesthoods and start to die.