There are days when I feel fully mature.
I feel like I know myself. I feel at peace. I have hope when I think of the future. I am aware of the world around me`and I embrace it all.
And then I interact with another human being and it all goes out the window.
There are these illusions of being grounded in God and seeing the world from a divine perspective that get shattered when we have to put them in practice in the real world.
We're surrounded by people with different ways of engaging the world, from different backgrounds and different experiences. That's a recipe for confusion and division if we aren't intentional about engaging every person as a holy encounter.
This week we're going to talk about the stress test of maturity. How do we practice maturity through our conversations with others in a diverse world? How do we celebrate the image of God in others and see that lifted high so that a reality where all people can peacefully thrive comes to earth?