Christian holiness is not, as people often imagine, a matter of denying something good. It is about growing up and grasping something even better.
Made for spirituality we wallow in introspection.
Made for joy we settle for pleasure.
Made for justice we clamor for vengeance.
Made for relationship we insist on our own way.
Made for beauty we are satisfied with sentiment.
But, new creation has already begun, the sun has begun to rise. Christians are called to leave behind in the tomb of Jesus Christ, all that belongs to the brokenness and incompleteness of the present world. It is time in the power of the Spirit, to take up our proper role, our fully human role, as agents, heralds and stewards of the new day that is dawning. That, quite simply, is what it means to be Christian. To follow Jesus Christ into the new world, God’s new world, which he has thrown open before us.