What If It Is Not About
Dear Covenant friends and family,
Here we are in the midst of the twelve days of Christmas. Are there any glimmers of awe left for you? Has Love bursting into the world again made any sort of difference?
Forces in the world are quick to have their ways with us: busyness, productivity, consumerism, anxiety…... And it is almost New Year’s Eve: time to reflect on all the ways we are to change if we are to be good enough.
[Insert big sigh here.]
It turns out that even our religion can diminish our wonder and our joy. We take stock of ourselves and find ourselves lacking. We compare what we should be doing with what we are doing and with what we are failing to do. We have been taught to do this, after all, to continually judge our behavior, our thoughts, our ways of living and being.
But is this all there is? Can we ever give up our moral book-keeping and the tallying of the state of our souls? Is there life beyond our
? Another way of being?
I suspect there is, and I suggest we look at this Love bursting in to find our answers.
I hope we will get to see you Sunday. It is always better when we are all here.
Yours in the Journey,