In devoting ourselves to Jesus, over time, our stories conform to his Story, our lives to his Life. From him we learn the waiting that enlarges, the giving that enriches, and the telling that enlightens. With him we experience the turning that blessedly humbles us, the dying to self that leads, and the rising that heartens our whole being. And in pouring out ourselves like him, we receive his transforming power.
Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross (IVP, 2009); pp.321-322