Illuminating the 12 Days of Christmas- The Eleventh Day of Christmas

I started this 12 Days of Christmas series as a way to celebrate each day. The discipline of reflecting has helped me to start the year with purpose and intentionality.  Thank you for following along.  If you missed any of the days, you can read them on the homepage.

Tomorrow we will close out the series with an Epiphany reflection. I hope you'll check that out too. And now, today's reflection:

The Eleventh Day of Christmas- January 5

Reflection from "When the Time Was Fulfilled"

"[The Church] has received God's kingdom into its midst already now through the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. For the Holy Spirit is the pledge for our redemption. He is the seal on the promise of God's kingdom, the vanguard of the kingdom of the future, the presence of Jesus.

So let us enter these days of Christmas and with all our hearts ask God to move us with his thoughts: that we may think along big lines, not only in continents, not only in planets, but in the largest constellations; that we may think not only in cycles of years, but in decades, centuries, and millennia, in the dimensions of God's thoughts, in God's great sweeping curves.

Let this be our concern this Christmas time. It is a serious one, a challenge to us. Let us not be a small generation met by great things. Let us become worthy of a great time and a great calling."

- Eberhard Arnold