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A Great and Not-So-Great Day: On Hope, Contrast, and Becoming

"... I am becoming. I am sometimes already and so often not yet. And so is this world around me, even this kingdom of God on earth.

Every day is crammed full of light and every day unfolds in the valley of the shadow of death.

It’s not just that good things happen and bad things happen. It’s not that random or accidental or even ultimately inevitable. It’s more that we’re people stumbling in the direction of light while living in the dark. The years in service to the kingdom grow brighter, each Easter of mine dawning with a greater saturation and longer exposure. But somehow, as the light gets brighter, the dark gets darker, the contrast turned up. It’s like being under a tree on a really sunny day, sun streaming between the leaves. Life is polka dotted..."


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