Maybe this year it can be different.
Maybe we can do away with resolutions and embrace something radical. Perhaps if we do, we could actually end 2017 better than we arrived. If we let the light shine just a bit brighter each day, maybe they would WANT to be in relationship with us, conversations could happen, we could listen to each other, perhaps even walk with each other. Then perhaps, they could SEE…they could see Jesus, the Jesus of the gospel who often acted VERY differently than we do in the name of love. Maybe they could see who Jesus really was, in us.
Twenty • Seventeen would then be a year of real transformation and not empty resolutions.
Let us embrace this new year.
Let us embrace the light that we have an opportunity to shine…Lord knows this weary world and her people need it.