It’s a snowy Tuesday morning.
I want to nestle next to the tree
with a fresh cup of coffee
and this month’s Real Simple Magazine.
Instead I pour over the passages of this week’s lectionary.
Sometimes I wish there were Hallmark movie stories in the Bible.
Instead I sit with the John the Baptist.
John who reminds me what it is to be a disciple.
John who challenges me to not just preach my faith but practice it.
John who asks the same question that I often wonder:
Are you the one we’ve been waiting for?