Have you ever met a person or group of people who inspired you to change your course in life? If you have, you know that choosing the different road can be exhilarating…and deeply unsettling. After the magi encountered Jesus, they chose a different road. In fact, encountering, believing and following Jesus means that we will walk a […]Read more "The Greatest Gift 4: By a Different Road"
The world has a way of situating us underneath dark skies, telling us it’s meant to be that way, telling us it always will be. Standing underneath those clouds, we begin to see things in terms of impossible, impossible, impossible, impossible…We become stagnant, immobilized. Then, the Christmas story unsettles us. Because you have a person–Mary–who had dark, dark clouds […]Read more "The Greatest Gift 2: Under Cloudy Skies (Giving Up on Perfect)"
I was with my nephew as he experienced Home Alone for the first time recently. I was struck by how purely excited he seemed to be. I thought to my self, Man, I’d love to feel that again. But then I also thought, But we can’t stay there forever. In other words, we have to grow up. I mean, we […]Read more "The Greatest Gift 1: Expecting & Accepting"