To build the new you have to tear down the old. Sometimes renovation isn’t an option.
Some days have the triumph of a great movie, then the tragedy of a real-life hero losing her life and passing into glory. A great weekend spent celebrating a birthday, faith, horse race and breaking bread with beloved family. Now is time to look to a new week with new challenges and to face our responsibilities. Yes, this is life.
This is what God’s kingdom is like: a bunch of outcasts and oddballs gathered at a table, not because they are rich or worthy or good, but because they are hungry, because they said yes. And there’s always room for more.
Rachel Held Evans