Sometimes, fewer words are better than many. Tonight is one of those nights.
I am thankful for this opportunity to write, to reflect, to and begin a discipline that I hope to carry into my time as a pastor. That will not be a daily commitment - more likely a minimum of weekly - but this process of daily attentiveness is reminding me of how much time and energy even simply tasks require. Even more so, it is also encouraging me that it is a valuable witness, especially as I hear from people who have read an entry and have found it to resonate with their own lives.
The blessing of this process is that my own journey is not my own, but part of the church's journey, part of the path upon which our Creator set us. It is part of the road where our Redeemer meets us. Feedback, challenge, and critique help me to see the way more clearly, and writing helps me to walk the road.
So, thanks for your reading, your commentary, and your presence on this road we walk toward the Kingdom of God.
Simultaneously a sinner and a saint.