The beginning of my favourite season
of the church calendar.
Stuff that doesn't take a special season
to be reality, but a special season helps
me be more mindful.
I used to look for big accomplishments.
Change my whole world kind of thinking.
They left me feeling a failure.
These days I hope to simply keep
putting one foot in front of the other
in a good direction.
"Repent and return to the gospel"
is a good direction.
The question that continues
to haunt me
is when Jesus asks,
"Who do you say that I am?"
There was a time when I felt answering that
took no more thought
than whatever the prescribed "right" answer was.
Today that question continues
to reverberate and
bounce off my insides.