Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Making Room : Health Warning

I thought it might be worth pointing out that the purpose of this series looking at different ways in which we can make room for Jesus through the season of Advent is not that anyone should take on all of these potential activities or disciplines.  That would be unsustainable, and rather than Advent being a time of making room it would become a time of filling up the space of our lives with clutter.  My purpose is to show that everything we do can be used in the purpose of transformation.  In fact, everything we do does transform us, whether we acknowledge it or not; and my hope is to suggest that the context and patterns of our lives can be employed in order to transform us into the likeness of Christ, and not the world.

As I wrote at the start:

“If we find it hard to live as Christians in a post-Christian culture, the problem is not that we live in a post-Christian culture but that we are post-Christian in our own practice of life.  That is, the problem lies not ‘out there’ where we can do nothing about it, but internally – where we can do something about it.”

My suggestion would be that out of all the ideas I suggest, you adopt one or two that particularly resonate with you – or come up with your own.

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