This Christmas Eve, I'm reminded of the same thought that came to me on Maundy Thursday this year. It's going to be ok. The paths have been set straight, the voices have cried out in the wilderness, the advent is fulfilled and the Christ is born.
The time of setting captives free, of restoring sight to the blind has come. The last shall be first and the first shall be last. It is time to bless those who curse you and seek first the kingdom of God. Take up your cross daily. This birthday has turned the world upside down, and it might seem strange at first, but this is only the beginning.
Merry Christmas 2010.