Progress. Move forward but be steadfast. Look to the future, but be rooted to the present. That’s the kind of language we hear a lot as we maneuver through the ins and outs of life and church culture. We are ambitious for many things, including our desire for more ambition, but it’s the object of our ambition that determines whether we are moving toward a future of faith.
I want to be a tree that grows and grows, but I fear that I’m more like the passing clouds that the tree is reaching for.