“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 forth as the father of faith, then the life we should desire is best understood as an adventure leading to a place we do not know and forever transforming us along the way. The missional objective of the church isn’t a recovery but a pursuit. We reach forward to what lies ahead.