This is a re-post from around this time of year last year and it's still relevant !!
We do not think ourselves into new ways of living. We live ourselves into new ways of thinking. In other words, our journeys around and through our realities, or “circumferences,” lead us to the core reality, where we meet both our truest self and our truest God.
We do not really know what it means to be human unless we know the God who created this humanity in his own image. And in turn, we do not really know God except through our own broken and rejoicing humanity. Jesus’ most common self-name is “Son of Humanity.” His reality, his cross, is to say a free “yes” to what his humanity finally asks of him.
It seems that we Christians have been worshipping Jesus’ journey instead of doing his journey. The first feels very religious; the second just feels human and not glorious at all. Prepare yourself for the beginning of a new stage in your own journey of doing and being tomorrow.
Adapted from Everything Belongs, Richard Rohr pp. 19-20
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended