This week the following message was printed on the front of the bulletin at my home church, University United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas. It resonated with me, and I wanted to pass it along. Here’s to living they way we really want to.
The modern Western world is built on anxiety.
You see it on the faces of the people hurrying to work.
You see it even more as they travel home, tired but without having solved life’s problems.
The faces are weary, puzzled, living with the unanswerable question as to what it all means.
This world thrives on people setting higher and higher goals for themselves and each other,
so that they can worry all day and all year about whether they will reach them.
If they do, they will set new ones.
If they don’t, they will feel they’ve failed.
Was this really how we were supposed to live?
N. T. Wright, Luke for Everyone