“New” can bring on a sense of joy. “New” can bring on a sense of anxiety. Whatever emotion is elicited, the thing about “new” is that it fades.
Whether we realize it or not, too many of us have an underlying “Santa” understanding of God.
What if we spend the entire season of Advent in one activity or another with no time spent actually preparing our hearts for Jesus?
No matter how intentional or serious I want to be, there’s a part of me that is afraid I’ll sound like Joe Walsh singing “Life’s Been Good” because for all that I have, I know there are so many more who have not.