Our is the upside down kingdom. That we’ve been adopted into by His grace. And it really is countercultural. This first shall be last, radical, not pursuing of the American Dream, thing.
And I’m surrounded by people trying to make and get and be more. All the time. It’s always more. And I don’t want to run that race, always striving.
But it’s all around me and I often get confused. How do you be separate in a world like that? How do you not always push to the front of the line when everyone is vying for attention? How do you make yourself less and make Him more? How do you become first by becoming last?
I’m trying to figure this out as I do ministry with the homeless and the lawyer. The college student and the politician. The professional athlete and the day laborer. And I don’t know the answer.
But each day I wake and I strive to take up my cross anew and follow Him. To preach the Gospel to myself that they may see His light. And I mess up and get it wrong all the time. By I grow and move forward and pick myself up. And maybe in the daily failing I really am learning to become last?
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