By: Maggie Leonard
Reflection—v. 19, ‘…destroy this temple…’
We are creatures of habit, creatures of comfort—which I do not necessarily think is bad. The thing is, we believe in a God of salvation. But it is on blank canvases, in voids, and within rubble that there is the space for a new creation to emerge. It requires us to let go of old habits and to destroy old systems for God’s resurrection to truly have a place from which to spring forth. Surely, we have old systems to which we sacrifice our time, money, energy, and attention–and miss the presence of God incarnate and what God is doing in the world. May we be so bold as to destroy the structures which distract us from God’s liberating and saving grace.
Prayer God, you tear down, but only to bring me to new life.