Were We Hard on the Old Dude?
The best (and worst) thing about the week between Christmas and New Years is the opportunity to peruse the past year and consider how it has changed us. What did the year bring? What did we bring to it? The old cartoons used to show an old grizzled "Father Time" fellow on his way out and a little, cherubic, diapered fellow dancing his way in as representatives of the old year and the new. So, my question is this: "Were we hard on the old guy (meaning the old year)?" Did we seize each day, suck the marrow, relish each moment? Did we shred our days, rubbing the hours across Facebook and Candy Crush, faces tilted towards screens in order to avoid the scuffles of real time? Did we throw ourselves into work, volunteering, dutiful dusting and scheduling ourselves tightly, or did we amble through, just doing what we always do?
And the biggest question of all: What has God done with us?
I sometimes miss all that God has done until I look back, take stock, and see how time has rolled in some changes... It can be surprising...
Hope to see you at
as we ask one another what we have seen.
Grace & Peace,