I got to thinking about us - The way we were made…
The way we were created for greatness, but can equally handle smallness, if that be the road to it. The way we are allowed to take up that Life of Christ & let its deep shift transform us, addict us, grab us - body & soul.
I got to thinking about us - The way we were empowered to taste the Passover; It's judgment flying over we hidden souls behind blood stained doors. And the way we're empowered to passover the transgressions of others with that same un-shakeable, irresistible Spirit of might who gives us power to show mercy. The way we're empowered...
Empowered to lay down our life for others as if it were an honor to be asked, instead of an imposition to be endured.
Got to thinking about us…
Been thinking about how we're wired for greatness. The greatness it takes to take no account of suffered wrong, & to love strong enough for two when the love of one grows cold. For loving when hated. For embracing when rejected – Rejecting rejection when it comes at us like arrows. For interceding when denied- For standing against the tide… We were created for greatness.
Been thinking about how we've been given enough love for us & ours & for everyone else too.
How we can take it, when required. And dish it out when righteously necessary. How we can go it, when the second mile is calling from out of some trying situation. Been thinking about how we can bend when flexibility is the better choice... And stand erect in the winds of foolish change.
Been thinking about how we’ve been wired to hold the secrets of others & spread them spilling out like a whisper before the Lord alone in prayer. About how we can have that love of God spilling over, plenty for come what may, & protection against bitterness & criticalness, offenses & grudges. Protecting one another with that love instead of lashing out in hate. Been thinking about how we are wired for twisting anger to peace with a calm response & gentle edifying words.
For practicing ruthless mercy.
For offering two garments & taking two slaps with the bigger picture in mind. For taking the high road when the low road seeks to evangelize us to its side. Been thinking about us… About the way we're destined to bring shift change to our corner of the world with radical generosity & a revolution of goodness which runs headlong against the spirit of me, myself & I as well as the spirit of us & them.
Yeah, we're called to greatness.
Empowered to walk in it.
Encouraged to yield to it,
to accept the truth of it.
And with that acceptance,
to "forever north, crying freedom, run on unshackled"