I’ve been wrestling. (I’m sure this is a surprise.) But I have been wrestling with myself and why now. Why December? Why not next summer? Why not never? Why not when I’m 73 and retired? Why now?
Why a sabbatical now, in December of 2014?
Then it struck me. Finally. The question spun itself. When better than right now?
I’m going to be seeing family and friends. I’m going to have time to spend with these people. Not for the usual purpose of being unruly young men. Or the general celebrations with family where we are all meeting and greeting and small talking. I’ll be seeing them this year to talk about my mess. I’ll be seeing them this year to help them deal with their mess.
This is the season where you and I are met in our messy places to be healed.
The season where I know I can find healing.
What are you going to use this season for?