Tag Archives: fulfillment

Changing the conversation

“What’s the point of this life?” my friend asked over dinner. No doubt, it was a rhetorical question, the kind people ask knowing there’s no completely satisfying answer. It was also, no doubt, a question that arose from a deep hunger to have an answer and from the knowledge that the only answer that counts […]

Be ready

“You must be ready,” Jesus said (Matt. 24:44). How do you get ready for what you already have, for what’s already here? Do we even know what we’re getting ready for? Those are the questions of Advent. All through the scriptures we hear echoes of God’s encouragement. “For surely I know the plans I have […]

The way of discipleship

Jesus’ journey to the new life of resurrection began, I believe, not at his conception or birth or baptism. It did not begin in his choices during forty days of testing in the wilderness, nor with the beginning of his preaching and healing. I believe Jesus’ real journey toward the fulfillment of his life on […]

Love from the heart

Love one another deeply from the heart. (1 Peter 1:22) To live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy. That’s the essence of what we need to do if we are to live fulfilling lives, according to Steven Covey. Twenty years ago, Covey helped launch a new generation of time and life management with […]

The unbinding

Hope in the future may be one of our greatest burdens. Hope for a better life tomorrow, or for a resurrected life after death, may be the greatest obstacle to experiencing the resurrection Jesus offers. Living in hope of a better life to come may be our greatest waste of the life God gives us […]