“Don’t hold back!” my grandchildren are saying. “Don’t hold back!” I was saying to the Tuckahoe Presbyterians. “Don’t hold back! Jesus is reminding me, “live like you mean it.”
So what are the key ingredients to a 2018 that’s rich and flavorful? Jesus is the foundational essence. Following Jesus must be our plan. Then it’s a matter of building from there, always rooted in Christ, always committed to growing, and learning, and serving in his name.
So let’s be open to the possibilities. With faith, Jesus pointed out, ALL THINGS are possible. Even digging out of this cynicism. Even living a life defined by light, and love, and grace, and promise.
I know I’ve used the idea a lot recently, but I really like the notion of Jesus being God’s invitation. And an invitation – of course – never really takes effect until we respond… and show up… and (the best part) participate.
What would you risk for Jesus? How abundantly do you want to live? Come on, what are you waiting for?