”How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard, The Writting Life.
”If I am to spend my whole life being transformed by the good news of Jesus, I must learn how grand, sweeping truths - doctrine, theology, ecclesiology, Christology - rub against the texture of an average day. How I spend this ordinary day in Christ is how I will spend my Christian life.” Tish Harrison Warren, Liturgy of the Ordinary.
We are told to live like Jesus (love, forgive, serve, help, redeem, restore, ect.). But we learn this from only a small fraction of his life. In fact most of Jesus’ life was simply being himself, as mundane and boring as it could have been. We are not spending every day and hour and minute of our life performing miracles, and healing people or forgiving sin. But we do spend every day, hour, minute and second with God in and around us which means our ordinary, mundane life matters.
How we spend our day, meeting people, learning things, having conversations, working our jobs, driving and shopping, or finding a moment to be quiet and alone, all matter to God. For its in these moments God blesses us. It’s in these moments we see Jesus (or Jesús) in the face of the other. And it’s in these moments we come alive and begin to transform ourselves and the world around us.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”