Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Just as with scripture, our own stories are important. Our successes and failures, our struggles and joys reveal God’s mercy and love. In sharing our stories we better understand how the past shapes the present and gives meaning to the future, and that understanding draws us closer together as brothers and sisters in Christ.
This Advent, I encourage you to pick a person, perhaps someone you’d like to know better, meet for coffee and swap stories. I’m sure you’ll be richly blessed because of your sharing.
One of my special Christmas stories involves the birth of my second child. Wanting to be in control of the situation, I had decided the baby would be born on or before my December 19 due date so we could be home from the hospital by December 25.