So many debates seem to be about what we want from each other, or to do for or to or over each other.

But what does God want from us?

I think that perhaps he wants our hearts.

Not our wealth, not our leadership, not our wisdom, but our hearts given to helping and loving, with patience, each other.

Too often, I think, it is easy to think about what we want to control, how we wish to affect hierarchy or take a place in it.

At this season, perhaps, we can think about giving God our hearts.