The turn of another year. New beginnings, and all that stuff. Sigh.
I think I've said before that it's a bit odd that we put such significance on our particular custom of naming days and months and years. After all, January 1 is just a day after December 31, just like any other single-day change from day to day. But we give it such significance.
This is another such time, and I've embarked on another attempt at reading the Bible through this year. I have often started and seldom finished these endeavors in the past. The only time I seem to succeed is when I'm part of a group all doing the same thing.
I recently heard a sermon on the notion of having a "y'all theology." It's how the life of faith was intended to be lived. Many of the you's in the Bible are actually plural, but our individualistic minds hear them as singular. Our language limits our ability to understand. "You" should really be translated as "y'all" for clarity.
So, y'all need join me on this project. I'm on bible.com doing the plan called, "Reading God's Story: One-Year Chronological Plan." Send me (rbhawkins) a friend request and we'll do it together!