If we do not know Christ, there is something we ought to be afraid of. But it isn’t the ghoulish creatures of our horror films.
To grumble is to leak darkness when we were made to shine.
Ashamed friend: look to the shamed one on the cross and know his shame was for you. His shame was so that you might not be ashamed, that his welcome would overcome the world’s rejection.
There is a powerful beauty in beholding oneself in another.
If we experience giving and generosity as fundamentally an obligation and a duty, we will never unlock the joy that God has for us in it.