I watched the first episode this morning and the last five minutes broke me. I wept. I then watched the scene with Mary of Magdalene 15 more times, and wept more.
These are difficult times for so many. COVID has destroyed—or at least interrupted—people’s dreams, livelihoods, relationships, disciplines, and family rhythms. Intentionality is needed more than ever to maintain mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health.
I have heard of an absentee father; we are now witnessing an absentee president.
If we are not intentional in our online giving to the church, then our kids will grow up never knowing that we are actually giving on a consistent basis.
And even more, I want to be more present when I am walking around, standing in queues, playing with my kids (which I usually do a good job of leaving devices on my desk), connecting and worshipping at church, talking with my wife, or going for a walk.