Tuesday, December 06, 2011
this is good news?
I'm not always sure that the "gospel"/good news is good, especially when it challenges me and confronts me with my own need for repentance! John the Baptizer is clear that we need to clean up our act....any slight attention to the human condition tells us that hasn't changed. But do I want to change? Yes, I do. I may not like the confrontation, but it IS good news that God cares enough to call me out, and comes to help me live the good news way. In a world so determined to live parasitically on bad news, it is up to us to believe the good news and live it. God cares. God comes.