Much of what we do here in worship and Christian community is to sort through how we remain faithful to God in our daily walks of life. Discernment is needed at all times. We use our Christianity as a compass for our choices. The psalmist reminds us that we may rely upon God to “set our feet upon a rock, making our steps secure.” (Psalm 40:2)
There is a bit of wistfulness that we, as Christians, could have a cycle similar to the Chinese. How nice it would be to have one theme upon which to focus throughout the year. If we did have such a practice of attribution, imagine the impact on our lives if this were The Year of Reverence.