Back in 2008 Desean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles was guilty of celebrating a touchdown that he never scored. He dropped the ball before he crossed the goal line. I guess he just got ahead of himself! We shouldn't be too hard on Desean Jackson - we do the same thing all the time: we get ahead of ourselves, thinking we've "arrived", when in reality we still have a long way to go in our Christian journey. Today in our fourth week studying the book of Phlippians, Paul encourages us to look to the future, but live for the present as we seek to run the race that is set before us.
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.