“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.”
I leaned over to my daughter during the worship service and whispered, “So the announcement of God’s coming is made to a bunch of dirty scumbags. And to a group of foreigners.”
I love the upside-down nature of God’s kingdom! It confounds those with supposed wisdom, whether we’re talking religious wisdom or anti-religious wisdom. It reminds me that God’s ways are so unlike our own, and that to follow Jesus, I have to “free my mind.”
For all my friends — Christian, atheist, and otherwise — I give you a blessing:
May the coming year bring you freeing of your minds.
May you experience wholeness and purpose.
May your relationships be healed.
May you begin to know the depth of Papa’s love for you.
God has moved into the neighborhood! Merry Christmas!
Comic by David Hayward, a.k.a. nakedpastor