It turns out that nurturing the kingdom doesn’t take a green thumb.
In the end, Jesus remains closely intertwined with every one of us. The result, we’re told, is that we will “bear much fruit.” In the Lord’s vineyard, one of those fruits might be something you don’t find at the market.
This moment in time, on the second day of a new year, is itself a kind of Genesis.
So many of us live with our own kind of leprosy— sometimes invisible but that we believe make us unworthy of being loved by God.
It was a prayer full of surrender, praise, and hope. And it was surprisingly effective.