My name is Adam Thomas, and I began this blog to share my reflections on God’s movement in my life and in the life of our world. As one of the first Millennials to be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood, I hope my emerging perspectives on God, Christianity, the Bible, and the mission of God’s people will add a new voice to the ongoing conversation.
I borrowed the title of the blog from the U2 song, “Kite.” The chorus of this song always sends me to the third chapter of the Gospel According to John. The Pharisee Nicodemus comes to Jesus by night, and they engage in conversation. As they talk, Jesus removes Nicodemus’s certainty of the things he’s always known and ignites in him a new curiosity. By the end of the Gospel, Nicodemus has stepped into the light of a new life, and he finds himself at the foot of the cross.
The conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus shows me that I do not have to have everything figured out to believe in the God made flesh in Jesus Christ. The conversation also reminds me that even the most ardent and unshakeable Christian must still have the heart of a seeker. I am neither the most ardent nor the most unshakeable Christian I know, nor do I always have a seeker’s heart. But I do believe that the wind of the Spirit blows where it chooses and that God continues to infuse creation with light and beauty. And I believe that Christ calls all of us to embrace the abundant life he offers and live it for the glory of God and for the care of God’s creation.