What a wonder these weeks of Christmas preparation have been. I have enjoyed decorating my home so much- sharing it with all of you and with my ‘face-to-face’ friends and family.
During church this morning, I heard a wonderful sermon from our bishop suffragan. He said something that took my breath away.
‘Jesus comes to comfort the afflicted and
afflict the comfortable.’
That is chiseled in the stone of my memory bank.
It is time to embrace the uncomfortable, I think. This is not a punitive message , but rather the message I tried to convey everyday , with love and determination, to my AP students:
“Snap out of it!”
I have had my fair share of the comfort that usually leads to complacency, spiritually and otherwise.
The simplicity of this design for living makes me smile.
Let us all get uncomfortable!
Our early Christmas luncheon Sunday was a success. It was fun seeing my nephew get thirds of ham. My father said he may need to put in a hog farm.
After he finished his pecan pie ,he said he needed to ‘go get his shot’, as is his routine.
We didn’t sit at my set table. We all sat together in the den with football playing in the background. I sent lots of leftovers home with my brother and nephew. Comfort.
I think this idea of comfort becomes real when I am more focused on the comfort of others than myself.
We have those memories from our childhood don’t we?
A hug, an explanation, being tucked in, a hand on your forehead when you aren’t feeling well-
Merry Christmas everyone!