“Jesus said to her, ‘Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father…’” (John 20:17).
Like Mary, many consider the life of faith to be a sentimental recovery of what once was. However, if Abraham is held before us as the father of faith, then the life we should desire is best understood as an adventure that leads to a place we do not know and forever transforms us along the way. Ours is not an objective to be recovered but pursued. We reach forward to what lies ahead.