As I look back on the year that was 2019 these words from Walter Brueggemann ring loud and true as an exhortation to the church to be the church in 2020. In many ways we have not been truth tellers to a society that lives in illusion, nor have we been involved in grieving in the face of denial around us, and we have often failed to express hope in the midst of despair. It is to this we are called.
My deep longing is that the church of 2020 will be all of what Jesus had in mind for his followers and nothing of what goes against what he lived and taught. Let it be.