What if you decided to have a “Mary” Christmas, spending time “at the feet of Jesus” to take in what he wants to give, to hear what he wants to say? What if you put aside your “to-do” list for a while and considered the “I’ve-done-it-for-you” list of Jesus?
Believe it or not, on many a mountain, going up isn’t the hardest part. Often times, coming down requires far more determination and effort. And coming down, my friends, is what Jesus is calling us to do.
Life with Jesus is much more than a heartwarming experience. God knows that he must do a fiery work within us, setting aflame within us his purifying truth, enlightening us to our Savior, and branding us forever as his children, with lives redeemed and hopes restored.
The historical disruptions caused by the pandemic have provided us an unparalleled opportunity to experience afresh our deep dependency on God for the ways we engage in mission, and to realign our understandings and practices accordingly.