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“If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
If you anxious, you are living in the future.
If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” ~Lao Tzu

Plot Twist.

January 11, 2018


Paradigm shift.


The first time I heard those words was in one of my seminary courses. We met a lot of intimidating words in seminary, like “eschatology” and “hermeneutics.” At the time I thought it all very snooty—surely there had to be more plainspoken ways to name a concept! I’ve learned since then, however, that sometimes it takes a ridiculous-sounding word to sum up a big idea.


Sunday we will be looking at the story of a journey that is full of plot twists. After all, that’s what makes a good story! It’s interesting to me that I love a good story, but I don’t necessarily welcome the plot twists in my own life!


This story is about a pilgrimage. A group of wise travelers, who know how to read the stars, have determined that a new age is being ushered into the world. They set out to find a new king who will bring this all about. One of the plot twists along the way is the discovery that this new beginning has happened                                                 not in a castle,                                                                                                                              not in a temple,                                                                                                                                 not with trumpets and fanfare,

but in a simple home in a wayside village where an ordinary child is found with his peasant mother.


And lo, a paradigm shift has been born!!


If you want to know more… see you Sunday!


Love and Happy New Year!








Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.