Questions worth asking about all things

and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself — having made peace through the blood of His cross — through Him, whether the things upon the earth, whether the things in the heavens. Col. 1:20

If Christ reconciles all things, then why is this such an agitated, confusing, disagreeable world? How are we supposed to go about reconciling the world to Christ? Such questions motivate humans to organize religious, political, or social reforms or target injustices or try really hard to do what Jesus would do. Such attempts might cause positive change in the world, and in ourselves, but our best efforts to reconcile things to Christ on our own generally result in forced conformity. More constructive questions to pursue: How do we embrace and reflect His reconciliation? How do we learn to notice and celebrate His reconciliation in all the things around us? How do we help wake up the world to His reconciliation? Pursuing such questions leads to greater peace, freedom, and awareness as we trust that Christ is the agent of reconciliation having made our peace already.

Lord, help me to live reconciliation.