She hummed a song to us in Dutch, and I listened with my elbows on the table, to this woman with sterling silver hair. We were there, young moms and grandmothers, gathered around round tables with coffee mugs and plates of squares, learning from each other. It felt like Mary at the feet of Jesus, and we were asking them questions like "How did you teach your children about Jesus?" and "How did you raise them to respect their elders?" and "What are your favorite songs?"


When we become Christians, we don't merely choose an eternity in heaven over hell. Rather, we are "born again"; like a newborn child, each of us enters into a new life that we fully inhabit, day-in and day-out. God desires that we pursue a relationship with him every day, in all aspects of life. When we try to live daily life for the sake of his glory, he deems it sacred.

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