We are all on this conveyor belt. This is life. Some of us will just ride with our hands running through the warm sand and others will be jumping off and on but all of us will be enjoying the ride. Elon musk said “We must be able to listen to those that say things we do not agree with and we must allow them to say it.” As I reflect on this new year I know there will be many things that I will not agree with and there will be many things said about theology and religion that will be what I do not buy into or agree with. Yet God created a universe with thousands of planets, stars and asteroids that boggles the mind with its diversity. So also we are all different each with our own signature, influences and ideas. The one guiding star that stands above all of what we are is tempered by Matt 5:24. We have to embrace God’s propensity to diversity and walk with 1 Cor 13 carved into our hearts. Herein lies the peace that comes from Christ.