As we travel to the Inn of Bethlehem on our Advent journey, are we carrying too much baggage? Do we need to empty our pockets of resentments and heavy fears bogging us down?
Can we order up a heavenly dump truck to remove the debris of doubt cluttering up the corners of our hearts and minds? Can we take out the garbage of not-so-nice thoughts so there’s a clean place for Jesus to hang out?
My older brother calls it ‘stinkin’ thinkin.’ Advent is a good time to get rid of it.
Maybe it’s also a good time to get rid of the extra baggage of stored up hurts that still make our hearts sore: unkind things said that replay like a tape-recorder in our heads.
Wait. Some of you younger folks probably don’t even know what a tape-recorder is! What we used in the 1980s and early ’90s before CDs ruled the world. (You do know what a CD is?)
“Society may renovate, but only God re-creates.” Max Lucado
Here’s to evicting extra baggage in our lives!!
grace, peace & baggage eviction
Virginia : )
“We don’t think ourselves into a new way of living; we live ourselves into a new way of thinking.” Richard Rohr, OFM