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|May we not only accept gifts God's love offers, but use them|
This Advent season that leads us into Christmastide provides a wonderful opportunity for reflection. It also is a stark reminder of how we all seem to move at a difference pace. Of course, I notice it more when I am in a hurry. This is when the rest of the world seems to move in slow motion. Likewise, when I am thoughtfully considering if I want fries with my order, there is always someone behind me wanting me to "get on with it and get out of the way."
The truth remains; all of us travel at a different pace, especially on this journey called "life." Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be. The importance of this season is to remind us that the journey continues. Most of the time, the journey consists of simply putting one foot in front of the other in an effort to move forward. During the day-to-day life, one's stride is seldom an issue. Baby steps will suffice. But there are also those moments when one reaches a chasm. Baby steps will send one plummeting. Nothing but a giant leap will do.
Some of us, in our hearts, are at that place right now. Our hearts desire more and our soul is craving more. Do we really have what it takes to make that leap of faith? Somehow we've settled spiritually and it's carried over, not only in our daily lives, but in our hopes and dreams.
For the full column, see Page 6A of this week's Citizen.
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Jo Ann Cooper is a United Methodist pastor of the LA Conference.