Theology of showing up

Let’s hypothesize: a certain class you happen to be taking is very boring, so you stop going, or come late or show up “when you feel like it.” This is ok and justifiable, because … class is boring. You’ve been there, I’ve been there, so I won’t go on.

But what about the day you don’t show up and miss the most amazing lecture, or the question that lurks the class out of lethargy into discussion or possibly redirects the entire course of the class? Would you want to miss that? I’d personally want to be there!

Sure class may usually be boring, but when it is not, when it speaks, to you teaches you, challenges you, you need to be there and be ready. You need to be faithful to experience it: it’s the theology of showing up.

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