From the daily email, Brother, Give us a word (SSJE), the word for today:
It’s no wonder that Jesus’ family was concerned about him. By his actions he was showing that principles which most people value above everything else – security, safety, and a good reputation in the eyes of others – meant nothing to him. How counter-cultural is that?
-Br. David Vryhof
What I’m learning this week are other words for counter-cultural–like whole-hearted; as from the words of our confession when we pray, we have not loved you with our whole heart.
I am praying this week to be open hearted in order that I may truly live whole heartedly. We’re learning this is about being vulnerable, being courageous, taking risks, and accepting and expecting the possibility of failure.
Show up. Be seen. Live brave.