September 10, 2014
Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist, shares her thoughts on redeeming and reclaiming the many different seasons of our lives.
“… my anti-institutional church season, my I’m-not-a-Christian-season, my agnostic season, my angry feminist season, my new-wanna-be-theologian season, my screw-it-let’s-knit-things-season, my I’m-a-new-mother-and-I-know-everything-now season. I have had seasons for my marriage, for my work, for my processing, for my mothering, for my relationships, for my writing, and so of course, I’ve had them for my journey with Christ. I imagine I’ll have a dozen more seasons. Sometimes I cycle through a dozen Sarahs in a day. I’ll look back on the me-right-now with wiser eyes someday, I’m under no illusions.”
Even as we grow out of one season of life and into another, Sarah explains that we have to hold to the good that exists in each. We have to be “thankful for the extremes and all points in between, because they keep us growing, keep us alive, keep us reforming.”
posted by Marg Herder