I may be justifiably concerned about the disappointing tenor of leadership in Washington today. But, I am completely confident that the huge, robust, heart of this nation still beats to the tune of love and justice!
It’s not that God has any opinion one way or the other as to my wardrobe… it’s just that God wants me to understand what is really worth the care and the attention – and that is my hear
When I am sixty-seven years old – which at 61 is coming up in the not too distant future – I want to look in the rear-view mirror and see nothing but fully engaged time. Of all the resources potentially available, time is the most evenly distributed.
The British celebration of “Boxing Day” (a.k.a. December 26) has a number of stories/explanations attached. But I’ll keep it simple and say that – essentially – the tradition stems from the practice of “boxing” up leftovers and sharing them with the less fortunate.
What I’m interested in today is the perception of self. My thinking comes from a couple of places and probably too much self-reflection.
I’m all for it! Here in North America we can party with a purpose, and this Good News of Jesus is spectacular in every way! So bring on the glitter, the glitz, the bling, the lights, the gift-giving, and the noise! Christmas is one celebration worth going over the top for.
It’s a good thing that women are coming forward, and sharing their stories. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. We need to get below the waterline, we need to cut inequality off where it breeds. In that respect, we are all guilty, we are all implicated, and we all have a lot of work to do.
Too many Americans are growing up desensitized to people and inured to violence. I believe it’s part of our responsibility as followers of the Living Way of Jesus to invite people into relationship and to reactivate the dulled light in their dormant souls.