What if it was something that God said?
Over and over and over. How about 26 times in 26 verses?!
That would be - important.
I’d be paying attention and thinking, He really wants me to get this. This is worth repeating.
Because let's face it... Easter begins with a focus on DEATH. And death doesn't "sell" It's not as sexy as Santa and presents and holiday parties and "White Christmas".
So maybe we can breathe deeply, and being free of the distractions that a secularized distortion of a holy day brings, we can fully submerse ourselves in it. All it's drama. And ugly. And beauty. And mystery. And hope. (the bunny has NO power to compete with this!)
- sigh - I’ve fallen into the same trap that the majority of us do though … thinking forming a list of resolutions, (whether you write your list or hold it secretly inside), will be enough to form the discipline required to cause that list to move from ink on paper to boots on the ground.
Real change happens in small steps. Incremental steps. Choices made in each, present moment, supports goals. Moment by moment decisions are easier when we don’t have an ocean of lists to recall and stay committed to.