This is going to be short and sweet, as the buns have risen and so has Jesus! That means it is almost time for Easter lunch with some family and friends.
I've been thinking a good bit about transformation and change during this very Holy Week. Who I was five years ago, ten years ago, or 20 years ago is such a vastly different person that who I am today. Is that a good thing? I sure hope so, as I pray that I am making progress even though I stumble all the time. Progress in what? I hope I am a little bit more understanding, a little more giving, a little more patient (oh dear, I may need a LOT more work on that part), and a little more loving.
I have been humbled this week to be in church services in which we have washed each others' feet, partook in a Last Supper, and then blessedly proclaimed that the tomb was, indeed, empty this morning (I hope I didn't need to write: SPOILER ALERT before that last piece).
If we choose to be, we are transformed every single day we wake up. Every single day, we are given the chance to start over, to do what we feel we are called to do. The question is whether we are going to answer the "call" or whether, instead, we are going to say, "Nah....that wasn't the call...I'll wait for something louder." I say that from experience. There have been many times that I believe God was tapping me on the shoulder, and I brushed that feeling off. The thing is...for me, God didn't stop tapping. Sometimes He has just had to tap a bit harder.
I am so grateful, today, for my family, my dear friends, my career that has been one God-wink after another, and for all the other blessings of this life. I pray I can continue to feel that way for the remainder of my days on this earth and realize that I simply can't wait on the world to change.
Happy Easter and happy communicating!