Whatever else you choose to do as you close the books on 2021 and move toward the starting blocks of 2022, be sure to reserve time and space for honest self-assessment. Consider yourself not in the light of others you hold in low esteem, but over against the saint Christ created and called you to be.
“The original, shimmering self gets buried so deep that most of us end up hardly living out of it at all. Instead we live out all the other selves, which we are constantly putting on and taking off like coats and hats against the world’s weather.” (Frederick Buechner, Telling Secrets)
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Self-assessment is so very important as we travel the journey of becoming more like Christ. The key is always using Christ as the Gold Standard by which we evaluate, all the while recognizing that there is only one perfect person to ever walk the face of the earth and his name is Jesus the Christ. Blessings for the new year Dane. I am blessed to be taking this life journey with you my brother.