And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" (Luke 2:49)
Don't you love it? Even as a child Jesus knew what his musts were; one of which was that he must be in his Father's house. It is the season for us, once again, to take stock and consider our musts as well. What is the life you most deeply long to live? Or, more accurately, what is the life God most deeply desires to live in and through you? And what are the things and who are the people and what are the practices that will lead you in the direction of that life? After all, and you've heard me say it many times before, "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." As the New Year approaches, now is the time to look back and take stock of what has been fruitful in our lives, and to look ahead and consider what our musts need to be for the next leg of the journey. What are your musts for the year ahead?