Go. It is such a tiny little word. Only two letters…yet the use of it is far reaching.
Go get me something.
Go be something.
Go…as in constant motion and never stopping. As are most of our American lives.
But what if we slowed down? What if we counted breaths? What if we stopped the go-go-go mentality that tears as the fabric of real community and solid relationships?
What if we slowed down enough during this advent season to not just exist during Christmas, but to live and be alive as God’s people during Christmas?
What if we were nice when we tend to be mean?
What if our words were kind and thoughtful instead of hurtful and insulting?
What if we ran our arguments through a clean filter…and stopped arguing?
What if we spend less and give more?
What if we stop to appreciate beautiful moments instead of glorifying and exalting the ugly ones?
What if we honored the birth of Jesus with our actions?
What if we reflected what the Kingdom of God should look like on earth instead of making it look unappealing?
What if in going…we lived sent?
Big responsibility? It should be, because we’ve been given the gift of grace and unconditional love. We’ve been given the gift of Jesus.
We have been given the gift of being a sent people into a hurting world to work at correcting the wrongs we have the ability to fight against.
Go? Slow down. Appreciate. Love. Live sent. Let’s not over complicate things…just be who God created you to be.
This advent I am jumping back onto the Rethink Church train, and I will be blogging a word a day while also posting a photo to my Instagram. I hope you join me, because I have a feeling we could all use some Jesus this Christmas.